Moriches Bay a lagoon system
on the south shore of Long Island.
Townships both Brookhaven and the Southampton share Its shoreline in Suffolk New
Bay is east of the the Mastic narrows
and Great South
Bay and west of Shinnecock
The bay is 62 miles east of New York City.
Moriches Bay has a body of water of 3,836-hectare - 9,480-acre of
This incudes Moneybogue Bay
, its salt marshes
, dredged material islands, and
of water is between the Outer barrier islands and Long Island mainland.
comes from the Moriches and Shinnecock Inlets)
The western boundary of this bay is the Smith Point
Bridge; the eastern boundary is the
eastern edge of Quantuck Bay
This bayside habitat includes the tidal creeks and marshes
feeding into Moriches Bay from the Long
A thriving habitat off the Atlantic ocean, the Moriches Bay is used
by Long Islanders for local fishing.It is a natural habitat for
, migrating and wintering
waterfowl, colonial nesting waterbirds
beach-nesting birds, migratory shorebirds, raptors
, and rare plants.