Month: January 2017

Modeling Vibrio Window of Concern Can Benefit Shellfish Industry and Consumers

Mike Whitney, a marine scientist at the University of Connecticut, is working to help control or prevent possible outbreaks of illness from Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a bacteria normally present in sea water. When Vibrio concentrations rise during warm summer conditions, the harmful bacteria can accumulate in shellfish and cause illness for human consumers.  Whitney leads a […]

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. To receive a copy, […]

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, […]

Seafood Savvy Newsletter

Nancy Balcom and Lori Pivarnik Newsletter published by Connecticut and Rhode Island Sea Grant concerning seafood safety issues. Please contact us if you would like to be added to our mailing list! Published Bi-annually. Most recent issue: February 2018   January 2017 January 2016 January 2015 December 2013 January 2013 September 2011 December 2009 December […]