Pictured Above: Chamomile, Spring
• It will be mostly cloudy this morning, gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 67 degrees and a north wind 9 to 13 miles per hour. It will be partly cloudy overnight, with a low around 44 and a southeast wind around 5 miles per hour. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Tuesday, but otherwise it will be mostly sunny, with a high near 68. Wednesday will be partly sunny, with a high near 62.
• A 37-foot long humpback whale carcass was discovered washed up on Cupsogue Beach in Westhampton yesterday. The Atlantic Marine Conservation Society will be working today to respond to the incident and attempt to determine the cause of death.
• This past winter, aquaculturists and marine scientists from Stony Brook University teamed up to see if they could grow sugar kelp in Long Island’s shallow south shore estuaries. The results have been astounding, and could signify a breakthrough that could unlock a wealth of economic and environmental opportunities, say the researchers. Read more in our sister publication, The Peconic Bathtub.
• There’s an old saying about seafood of which East Enders are particularly fond: “It’s not fish you’re eating. It’s men’s lives.” This phrase has long proved a rallying cry to protect baymen and fishing grounds here, but it’s one we’ve never really thought to apply to agriculture. Read more in our May editorial.
• Suffolk County recently launched a new website, hikebikesuffolk.com, for the public to provide input on the County’s Hike and Bike Master Plan. The site is an interactive map that allows users to make specific comments or recommend routes or improvements to the network of hiking and biking trails in Suffolk County. Using this new public input tool, residents can ‘drop a pin’ to comment on a specific location, or ‘draw a path’ to connect two points they would like to see better connected. Comments and recommendations will be collected through May 19.
• The Montauk Observatory presents a lecture titled “Oumuamua: The First Interstellar Visitor,” about the first interstellar object discovered in our solar system at Guild Hall in East Hampton on Wednesday at 7 p.m. More details are online here.
The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:
Plum Gut Harbor: 11:48 a.m., 11:53 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 10:56 a.m., 11:01 p.m.
Greenport: 12:25 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 12:44 a.m., 1:19 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:20 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:12 a.m., 1:47 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:19 a.m., 1:54 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 10:47 a.m., 10:52 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 8:56 a.m., 9:01 p.m.
Plum Gut Harbor: 12:32 a.m.
Montauk Harbor: 11:40 a.m., 11:44 p.m.
Greenport: 12:30 a.m., 1:09 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 1:24 a.m., 2:03 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 12:25 a.m., 1:04 p.m.
New Suffolk: 1:52 a.m., 2:31 p.m.
South Jamesport: 1:59 a.m., 2:38 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 11:32 a.m., 11:35 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 9:41 a.m., 9:44 p.m.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.