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 was funded by the EPA Long Island Sound Study.
This guide gives locations, contacts, and information about regulations and fees for shellfishing in Connecticut’s coastal towns, as well as information on the various resources that can be taken.
Publication Number CTSG-04-06
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 CTSG-09-14 and Arboretum Bulletin 40.
Single copies are FREE to K-12 educators (write on letterhead); please include $1.75 postage per copy. for others, $5.00 per copy plus postage. Please make checks payable to Connecticut Sea Grant. Call for bulk orders, and we will estimate shipping charge.
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.
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.
Free while supplies last!
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 importance of status of public access to coastal areas in Connecticut, and steps that should be taken in planning such access. It includes definitions of relevant terminology, contacts for coastal zone management information, a discussion of the legal “takings” issue, and the difference between lateral access and perpendicular access. There is also a reference list for further reading.
Publication Number CTSG-03-01
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 topic areas, using observations by lobstermen to augment scientific data.
Free while supplies last. Postage charges may apply.
Tessa Getchis and Nancy C. Balcom
A set of 18 field cards in full color, printed on heavy waterproof paper and hung on a key ring. Includes some native species for comparison.
Cost: $5.00 per set plus $1.50 for postage and handling if mailed.