Nature Talk: Hurricane Sandy Made For Happy Clams

  • Moustache Brewing Co. 400 Hallett Avenue Riverhead, NY, 11901 United States

We are stoked to host The Nature Talks, a special series of talks held at the brewery in collaboration with Christopher Paparo, the Fish Guy. On select Thursdays and Fridays, you're invited to learn more about our underwater habitats, ecosystem, Long Island after Sandy and more. Maple Tree BBQ will be in the house during the talks. The talk will start approximately at sunset, forecasted around 7:15pm. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on, as well as some bug spray.

Join us on September 7th for “Hurricane Sandy Made For Happy Clams” with Ali Stevens.

The Great South Bay was the crown jewel for clamming back in the 1960s and 70s! Clam boats littered the bay, from Long Island to Fire Island's shore line. Clammers were up before sunrise with the hopes of harvesting enough bushels to make some fast cash, living the clammer's dream. The robust fishery that helped put Long Island back on the shellfish map soon began to decline by the late 1970s and late 80s. The Great South Bay's clamming paradise soon became a thing of the past until October of 2012. Super Storm Sandy hit Long Island and created a barrier island breach, known as New Inlet. New Inlet entirely changed the dynamics of the eastern part Great South Bay, bringing new hopes for the diminished hard clam population that once thrived in these waters.

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