“I was amazed at how old the bones were,” study author Prof. Patricia Wright told Newsweek. “They were 50 feet deep and all in one layer so I was pleased that we had discovered a whole ecosystem that had been preserved in this gray [swamp] layer.”
Dr. Rachel Boykan, who is among a cadre of medical investigators who are pioneering research into the use of e-cigs by minors, applauded the FDA’s stance. Her recently reported study in the journal Tobacco Controlfound that youngsters who used vaping systems, such as Juul, had higher levels of a nicotine byproduct — cotinine — in their urine than teens who smoked cigarettes.
Malcolm Bowman’s research focuses on modeling dynamics of coastal fronts, eddies, island wakes and sea straits. He leads the Stony Brook Storm Surge Research Group, focusing on prediction and modeling of storm surges that threaten the NY– NJ Metropolitan area, northern NJ, and Long Island. The group studies regional methodologies that transcend geographical and political boundaries to protect critical infrastructure and population centers from extreme weather events and coastal flooding in the current era of climate change and sea level rise.