Long Island Sound Publications

Living Treasures: Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound

Lisa Wahle and Nancy Balcom Connecticut Sea Grant has revised its old favorite, “Living Treasures: Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound” has more beautiful line drawings and updated expanded text. Reading level: middle school. Also in Spanish translation: Tesoros Vivientes. Single copies are FREE! Shipping charges apply for bulk orders.

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Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher (LISMT) Program

Connecticut educators are strongly influenced by standards in multiple subjects in terms of curriculum, instruction and assessment. With the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), there is a significant change in the way science is taught and assessed. Since the release, states across the country are considering adoption, in whole or in part, […]

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A Student’s Guide to the Phytoplankton of Long Island Sound

Peg Van Patten, Judy Yaqin Li and Gary H. Wikfors. A digital guide to the microscopic world of phytoplankton, which make possible all of the creatures in Long Island Sound. A wonderful aid for high school or freshman college biology classes. Funded by the EPA Long Island Sound Study. 60 pages, illlustrated. Free download. Click […]

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A Guide to Planting Along the Connecticut Coast

Juliana Barrett, Ph.D. This 22-page guide lists native trees, shrubs and vines that are appropriate for planting in Connecticut’s coastal zone. It includes a map of that ecoregion and characteristics of each species, such as tolerance to salt water and salt spray, with light and soil requirements. Download here in PDF. Publication Number CTSG-11-03

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Long Island Sound Curricular Resource Guide

Funded by the EPA Long Island Sound Study and edited by Diana Payne, the 148-page guide is a resource for educators teaching about Long Island Sound. The Guide is divided into five sections: 1) background information about Long Island Sound (LIS), 2) LIS activities, 3) LIS lesson plans, 4) science lessons at a LIS field […]

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A Planting Guide for Riparian Sites Along the Connecticut Coast

Juliana Barrett and Rachael Cleveland This 8-page pamphlet, published in 2009, describes some of Connecticut’s coastal habitats, the functions and values of riparian buffers, and how to plant a riparian buffer. Such buffers can minimize the impacts of polluted runoff on water quality and coastal habitats. Free print copies while quantities last. Please add $1.25 […]

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The Vegetation Mosaic of Ragged Rock Creek Brackish Tidal Marsh, Connecticut River, Old Saybrook CT

William H. Moorhead III, Cary Chadwick, Sandy Prisloe, Juliana Barrett and Nels Barrett This study used the detailed plots-based floristic descriptions of traditional phytosociology to inform scenes of high resolution imagery to characterize and map, in detail, the brackish tidal wetland plant communities of Ragged Rock Creek. An emphasis was placed on providing a baseline […]

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Salt Marsh Plants of Long Island Sound

WINNER of 2010 APEX AWARD of EXCELLENCE R. Scott Warren, Juliana Barrett, and Margaret Van Patten This 38-page guide provides an overview of salt marsh habitats in the Long Island Sound region, and includes 23 individual plant descriptions with color photos and line drawings. It has a centerfold depicting marsh habitats and the location of […]

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Sound Facts: Fun Facts about Long Island Sound Second Edition

WINNER of 2010 APEX AWARD of EXCELLENCE M. Van Patten, M. Moore and E. O’Muin A fun and colorful, 80-page booklet about our favorite estuary, its biology, geology, chemical and physical parameters, and environmental concerns. This booklet is a compilation of features developed as a collaboration between Connecticut Sea Grant and The Day newspaper. Perfect […]

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Long Island Sound Educational Resources CD-Rom

This CD is intended for K-12 teachers and educators only. It contains several educational resources for the classroom: a Long Island Sound Image Library, Living Treasures of Long Island Sound, and Sound Facts: fun facts about Long Island Sound. Free to teachers but shipping charges apply. Contact Office Manager or download order form. This project […]

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Salt Marsh Plants of Long Island Sound

R. Scott Warren, Juliana Barrett, and Margaret Van Patten This 38-page guide provides an overview of salt marsh habitats in the Long Island Sound region, including 23 individual plant descriptions with color photos and line drawings. It has a centerfold depicting marsh habitats and the location of salt marsh plants within the marsh. Publication Number […]

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Seaweeds of Long Island Sound- New Second Edition

WINNER of APEX AWARD of EXCELLENCE Peg Van Patten 104 page, 4-color, lavishly illlustrated guide to the seaweeds of Long Island Sound. Topics include species identification and when, where, and how to collect and preserve specimens. Many habitat views and microscopic images are included with pages for individual species. 162 photographs. Funded by an education […]

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Grateloupia turuturu, a Red Alga Invading Long Island Sound

Nancy C. Balcom 1-page 2-sided illustrated fact sheet. A red seaweed from Japan has appeared in Long Island Sound. This fact sheet describes what it looks like, why it is a problem, and what to do about reporting sightings of it. Illustrated. Free. Download here. $1.50 for postage and handling, free for pick up.  

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LIS Lobster Health News

New York Sea Grant and Connecticut Sea Grant A user-friendly summary of the latest research results of the Long Island Sound Lobster Mortality Research Initiative. Topics covered include Pathogens, Pesticides, Environmental Factors, etc. Nancy Balcom and Antoinette Clemetson, eds. Illustrated, 10 pages. Download PDF Free while supplies last!

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Guide to Understanding and Providing Public Access to Connecticut’s Coast

Nicole Vickey Connecticut’s coastline is one of the most densely populated in the nation, with about 3,235 people per square mile of shore. Yet 80% of the shoreline is privately owned. This pocket-sized, 18-page booklet is intended to serve as a guide for town planners and municipal officials. Topics include the public trust doctrine, the […]

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3rd Lobster Health Symposium Program and Abstracts

Nancy Balcom, Editor 3rd Lobster Health Symposium etc. At this symposium in March, 2003, researchers presented the preliminary findings from their research on the Long Island Sound lobster mortalities. Results were presented in the form of group summaries, synthesizing the findings of many researchers representing many universities and laboratories working together on the problem by […]

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Aquatic Invasive Species of Long Island Sound Poster

Nancy C. Balcom A colorful poster depicting invasive species, with information on when they were reported in LIS. Cost: $2.50 per poster plus $1.50 for postage and handling if mailed. Free to K-12 teachers but postage and handling charges will apply.  

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Long Island Sound in a Jar

Heather Crawford 96-page illustrated compendium of fun, educational hands-on activities for youth, demonstrating the impacts of humans on aquatic ecosystems. Perfect for youth camp leaders, environmental groups, teachers, and families. Ages 9-14. Publication Number CTSG-99-01 Download PDF

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