Members of the state's municipal shellfish commissions gathered for the 16th annual meeting on Jan. 11.2019 holiday card from Connecticut Sea GrantStudents in the 2019 Coastal Certificate classes gather after a graduation event Oct. 13 with Judy Preston, bottom center, who leads the program at CT Sea Grant.New Britain YWCA summer campersUniversity of Delaware student Samuel Koeck, center, and Sacred Heart University students Jeffrey Young, right, and Adrian Nelson, second from left, work with Chris Hauser (in mini-excavator) to improve the living shoreline at Stratford Point in a project jointly funded by CT and DE Sea Grants.Passengers walk toward the docks at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk after the July 26 On-the-Water Workshop aboard Spirit of the Sound.Sea Grant dayak fleet takes to the Mystic River on July 3 to test out a new aquaculture eco-tour being developed in partnership with Adventure Mystic, Mystic Oysters & Connecticut Cultured Oysters.Passengers get off the Volsunga IV on the dock at Outer Island during an On-the-Water Workshop in Branford on June 7.Maria Cruz, second from right, and her family look for clues during the Thames River Quest at Fort Trumbull State Park sponsored by CT Sea Grant and the Thames River Heritage Park.Shad is cooked on planks around a fire at the Essex Annual Shad Bake.Students in the “Global One Health: U.S. and Irish Perspective” class at UConn see kelp harvested from J.P. Vellotti’s beds in Groton as part of a visit to the Noank Aquaculture Cooperative on May 16 organized by CT Sea Grant.Volunteers from the Avalonia Land Conservancy move a shad bush into place for planting at the Dodge Paddock Beal Preserve in Stonington on May 3 as part of a restoration and living shoreline project with Connecticut Sea Grant.Karen Wynn of Guilford, left, looks at "They Came By Water," one of the pieces in the "Crosscurrents" exhibit, with Kam Ghaffari of East Lyme. Behind them is "Sea Form" another of the works in the show.Nissrine Essafi, a student in the Climate Corps class taught by CT Sea Grant's Juliana Barrett and Bruce Hyde, shows a map of Charleston, S.C., during a presentation of a project about sea level rise impacts.Early results show sand lance larva, shown in closeup, are particulary sensitive to higher levels of carbon dioxide. Photo courtesy of Hannes BaumannThe team from the Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut won the 22nd Annual Quahog bowl.

Workshop focuses on managed retreat and climate change

A national expert in climate adaptation policies related to the relocation of people and assets will be the keynote speaker at “Managed Retreat in the Age of Climate Change,” a workshop that will be hosted by Connecticut Sea Grant and UConn CLEAR on March 20.

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Plastic trash is medium for message of new art exhibit

“Among the Tides,” a new exhibit featuring the work of photographer Elizabeth Ellenwood, will be on display at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point Campus from Jan. 23 through March 15, with an opening reception Jan. 24. Ellenwood is the recipient of a 2019 Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support award.

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Having 20/20 vision about climate change in 2020

In an op-ed article published in the Dec. 29, 2019, edition of The Day, Connecticut Sea Grant Communications Coordinator Judy Benson says the year 2020 can be a time for being clear-sighted about what climate change means now and in the future.

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Research in 2020: from microplastics to East River barriers

Oysters, sturgeon, salt marshes, stormwater and possible impacts of East River storm surge barriers will be the subjects of six two-year research projects being funded by Connecticut Sea Grant starting in 2020. The six projects will focus on different aspects of the ecosystem of the Long Island Sound watershed.

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Share your photos, comments, questions with Wrack Lines

Wrack Lines Share and Tell is a new feature where readers of Wrack Lines magazine are invited to send photos, comments and questions about the places, people, plants, animals, habitats and articles in the current issue. It has been launched with the Fall-Winter 2019-2020 issue.

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Support Sea Grant logo - link for donationsWrack Lines Share and Tell graphicCover of Fall-Winter 2019-20 issue of Wrack Lines magazine, showing recreational fishermen leaving from Great Island State Boat Launch in Old Lyme.


  1. Jan 24 'Among the Tides' exhibit reception5:00pm
  2. Feb 25 Segment Two seafood HACCP course12:00am
  3. Mar 2 National Sea Grant Seaweed Symposium12:00am
  4. Mar 20 Managed Retreat in the Age of Climate Change8:30am
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