NJMEA is excited to bring you an informational chat on the Hudson Canyon and what is being done to conserve this unique ecosystem.
Just 100 miles off the coast of bustling New York City lies the largest submarine canyon along the U.S. Atlantic coast—the Hudson Canyon. Rivaling the depth and scale of the Grand Canyon, this special place supports a remarkable abundance and diversity of marine wildlife including deep sea corals, marine mammals, fishes, marine turtles, and seabirds. There are also numerous species important to fisheries, including tilefish, squid, crabs, flounder and tuna. Ships regularly traverse the waters above the canyon to enter one of the busiest ports in the world, and lying on the bottom is a network of deep sea communication cables that connect us to the world.
The Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium submitted a proposal to NOAA successfully nominating the Hudson Canyon as a National Marine Sanctuary. WCS is now building on an already diverse coalition of support to encourage NOAA to begin the public designation process.
Join us as team members from WCS discuss the conservation and STEM education benefits of designating a Sanctuary in Hudson Canyon.
Date: March 24th, 6pm
Noah Chesnin from the Wildlife Conservation Society - New York Aquarium will be discussing both the importance of the region as well as the progress of the area on its hopeful journey to become a designated marine sanctuary.
Plan to join us.
Date/time: March 24th, 6:00p - 7:00pm via zoom
Registration: $5 general
See you there!