How does excessive nitrogen loading effect the health and resiliency of Long Island’s coastal ecosystems?
Loss of critical habitats: Eelgrass, salt marshes
Low dissolved oxygen levels, hypoxia
Acidification, low pH
Macroalgal blooms: Sea lettuce, Ulva
Toxic algal blooms: Red, rust, brown tides
Loss or depletion of shellfisheries and finfisheries