Whatever Floats Yer Boat Playlists
By Habanero on Fri, 10/04/2013 - 6:17am
The Long Island Nature Conservancy needs volunteers hardy enough to help load their boat and travel out on The Great South Bay to seed the bay bottom with clams.
The hope is that if we can reintroduce these filter feeders to the bay, we can begin to clean it through natural means. Similar efforts are being tried in The Chesapeake Bay and New York harbor with oysters.
In 1976, 40% of the bay water was filtered by clams each day. Today, due to over harvesting and water pollution, that percentage is negligible and the Great South Bay is on life support.
If you can make it then to The West Sayville Boat Basin (at the end of Atlantic Avenue) Wed, Thurs, Fri of this week starting 9 and running to 2, then throughout the fall, weather permitting, Please email Chris Clapp at The Nature Conservancy at email@example.com or phone him at
(631) 329-7689 Ext. 18 (Phone)
By Habanero on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 6:06am
Getting ready to change seasons. What will this one bring us?
Register with this organization to find out what you can do to clean up LI waters. www.longislandcleanwaterpartnership.org
By Habanero on Fri, 08/23/2013 - 5:50am
My guest today is Ranger Eric Powers from Your Connection To Nature, Inc. (YC2N.com). He was on today to talk about some new educational opportunities on Long Island. The Master Naturalist Program (QualityParks.org), a field trip for chemistry students to the Fire Island breach to study water quality changes, and lastly, a fundraising idea for schools to create rain gardens for run-off control. For more information, contact Ranger Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his website at YC2N.com.
By Habanero on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 6:34am
By Habanero on Fri, 07/12/2013 - 6:01am
Sweaty, sultry summer dance party!!!
Holy smokes, did I have fun this morning! Tons of listener feedback on the Facebook. Check me out on Facebook at Habanero WUSB, or send me an email email@example.com.
By Habanero on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 5:37am
Last edition of Whatever Floats Yer Boat for spring 2013. Yes, this will be the end of the cold, rain and windy spring we've had!
By Habanero on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 6:03am
Bill Zeller is my guest this morning. He's from Captree Clam in West Babylon and he's going to talk to us about Great South Bay clams! You can reach him at 631.422.0517, or online www.captreeclam.com.
By Habanero on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 5:41am
Contact me via email : firstname.lastname@example.org, friend me on Facebook, or like Whatever Floats Yer Boat on Facebook
This morning I'm featuring another edition of Jim Quigley's Sustain It with John Botos of the Peconic Institute.
Check out Chemical Breakdowns with DJ Oxygen!!! http://ox-the-architect.bandcamp.com/track/chemical-breakdowns-1-13-07
By Habanero on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 6:21am
This morning we'll be featuring The Claudia Jacobs Band. You can see them at the Grey Horse Tavern tonight!!
Then we'll present the next chapter of Jim Quigley's "Sustain It: Conversations in Sustainability" featuring Kathleen Furey, Education & Media Director of GMO Free NY. The interview discusses genetically modified food and the statewide campaign to pass legislation in NY by June requiring labeling.
Then after that, it's Whatever Floats My Boat! We're still in Radiothon mode, so please call in your pledges of support (631.632.6901) or pledge online wusb.fm/pledge
Where to see Bob Wescott on Saturday:
By Habanero on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 7:29am
Today I'll be talking about the breach at Old Inlet, just south of Bellport in the Bellport Bay. There is a lot of controversy over this new cut that Superstorm Sandy made last October. Here are some links and other info you may find useful if you are interested in this topic:
So if it isn't the breach, what is it? Here's one theory: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2013/02/14/east-coast-sea-level...
By Habanero on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 6:50am
First advice for the day is to be sure to take 90 seconds to pause and reflect on the beauty of the snow filled morning Mother Nature has presented us today! Then give yourselves a few extra minutes to get to work because it is snowing out there and temps are right at the freezing point.
Start off with Pink Fraud! Live recording from 3/6/13 at Patchogue Theater For The Performing Art's Live In The Lobby series. It was EPIC!
Then we'll hear an interview Professor Jim Quigley (of Stony Brook's School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences) did with a Professor Chris Sellers, Stony Brook History Department, on Sustainability. Look for more of Jim's programming here on WUSB.
My guest in the studio will be Kathy Seyfried, a member of the Speaker's Bureau for the County Emergency Response Team (CERT), to speak on Emergency Preparedness. If you're interested in learning more about CERT for Nassau, email email@example.com or call 516.573.9696, or in Suffolk google "Suffolk CERT" or go to (http://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/FireRescueandEmergencyService...).+
By Habanero on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 7:14am
Jim Quigley - discussion of Sustainability (firstname.lastname@example.org
By Habanero on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 6:43am
Blizzard Warning! What does it mean for our waterways and coastal areas?
My guest this morning is Arthur Kopelman, Ph.D. from CRESLI (www.cresli.org) to talk about our local seals and whales.
By Habanero on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 7:06am
Teres Carey's Sailing Simplicity - http://sailingsimplicity.com/unleashing-womens-potential/#comment-33814
Join join us for a series of free lectures beginning on Sunday, February 10th! The program will take place from 12:45 - 2:30 PM daily and seating is limited so please call 631.854.4974 to reserve your spot.
By Habanero on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 6:54am
This morning we're continuing the discussion on the impact superstorm Sandy has had on our waterways.
My guest today was Fred Chiofolo, who's been working the Great South Bay since 1962, relays his experiences with storm breaches over the years.
Check out the SoMAS website for amazing info about the Great South Bay http://po.msrc.sunysb.edu/GSB/The Calm Blue Sea
Volunteer with The Nature Conservancy at http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/n....
GORGEOUS 2013 Tide Tables booklet from the Fire Island National Seashore (www.nps.gov/fiis)
Deconstructing Sandy - from the Sag Harbor Express (http://sagharboronline.com/sagharborexpress/page-1/deconstructing-sandy-...)
There's so much I didn't get to talk about!
By Habanero on Fri, 12/28/2012 - 6:59am
Today's discussion is the impact storms have on Long Island inlets, and in particular, the new Old Inlet (which I am instructed is NOT an inlet, it is a BREACH).
My guests are Carl LoBue from The Nature Conservancy, and Marshall Brown from SaveTheGreatSouthBay.com and on Facebook. Send your questions to email@example.com, or call the studio between 6-8 am (631.632.6901).
References from this morning's show:
Hurricane of 1938 readings:
Great South Bay weather buoy - http://po.msrc.sunysb.edu/GSB/B1RT.html