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Raising royalty to foster a greener aquarium industry

Swimming rainbows of purple, magenta, orange and yellow on Caribbean coral reefs, royal gramma are one of the most popular fish for home aquariums. But the journey from the reef to the pet shop is often fatal, both for the little fish and their marine habitats.

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Superstorm Sandy destroyed homes and other structures on Fairfield Beach Road in Fairfield.

Five years later, reflecting on the lessons of Superstorm Sandy

At the five-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, five experts considered whether the state is better prepared for future storms. Sea Grant’s Juliana Barrett and Jennifer Marlon of Yale University, whose social science research on storm communications was funded by Sea Grant, are among those commenting for this Connecticut Mirror article.

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Van Patten recognized at national Sea Grant conference

Crowning her 30 years of distinguished service to Connecticut Sea Grant, Margaret “Peg” Van Patten received the first-ever Communications Service Award in October during the 2017 Sea Grant Extension Assembly and Communicator Conference in Astoria, OR.

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Coastal Certificate graduates learn Sound gardening practices

“This class has inspired me to do a lot more with native plants,” said Janet McAllister, whose recent move to a shoreline property in Milford made her want to learn how to practice gardening that helps rather than hurts the water quality of the Sound. She is one of 37 recent graduates of the Coastal Certificate program for master gardeners.

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