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  • 4 sites in running for nomination to national estuarine reserve
    One of three sites in Long Island Sound or a fourth on the lower Connecticut River will soon be chosen for nomination as a National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR). The latest step in a process that began earlier this year took place on Aug. 17, when about 20 experts from academia, state agencies and environmental […]
  • Harmful Algae: A Compendium Desk Reference (executive summary)
    By Tessa Getchis and Sandra Shumway. This 16-page booklet provides a summary of the key issues and state of the science pertaining to harmful algal blooms as presented in “Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference,” to improve management and response. Print copies are available from Connecticut Sea Grant by contacting: andrea.kelly@uconn.edu.
  • Private landowners hold key to future of coastal marshes
    Vulnerable marshes, vulnerable homesFence Creek in Madison, Conn., is one of many tidal marshes near neighborhoods vulnerable to sea level rise. (Photo by Chris Elphick.) While popular with conservation groups, coastal easements that prevent development in order to protect marshland are not favored by property owners, according to a new study by the University of […]
  • Connecticut’s ocean economy grew in 2014, report shows
    Connecticut’s ocean economy grew by nearly 1 percent during 2014, with the tourism and recreation sector employing the most workers, and the ship and boat building sector contributing the highest value in terms of wages, according to a new federal report. The report, by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management, shows […]
  • New guide to decapod larvae available
    “Keys to the Larvae of Common Decapod Crustaceans in Long Island Sound,” a 48-page guide to the early life stages of lobsters, crabs and shrimp, was published this spring by Connecticut Sea Grant and Project Oceanology. Written by Howard “Mickey” Weiss, Project O founder and senior scientist, it includes black-and-white drawings identifying the main parts […]

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