fair to poor. Due to the differentiation between these two areas we have chosen them to be the prime points of our study. We plan to collect barnacles from each of these areas, and compare the genetic diversity between the polluted island park, and point lookout. This can present information that nitrogen pollution is affecting the marine diversity and life of the ecosystem. Genetic diversity is important because it increases the chance of survival for that organism even when the ecosystem changes under various environmental circumstances. Since nitrogen pollution promotes many consequences by doing this project we hope to raise awareness about this harmful pollution as well as other types of pollution across Long Island.