Plum Island is an island in the Town of Southold (the north fork). The island is in Gardiner’s Bay, east of Orient Point, off the coast of Long Island.
The Plum Island Animal Disease Center is located on Plum Island. The center conducts research on animal pathogens in order to protect farmers, ranchers, and the national food supply. Due to the nature of the research, access to the island and the research facility is restricted.