Read highlights of Connecticut Sea Grant’s initiatives, research projects, outreach and funding in the newly published 2017 annual report summary.
Stellwagen Bank, the National Marine Sanctuary just north of Cape Cod, is a true hotspot for some of the Atlantic Ocean’s most iconic creatures: whales, seals, tuna and seabirds, who all share a particular appetite for this one fish – sand lance. Some experts in the sanctuary’s ecosystem call this species its “backbone.” Could sand lance offspring be particularly sensitive to higher levels of oceanic carbon dioxide predicted during the next 100 to 300 years as climate change effects intensify?
New Haven – If you’ve ever assumed being a member of one of the state’s 18 local shellfish commissions is a lightweight volunteer responsibility, spending time at the annual meeting of municipal shellfish commissions on Jan. 13 would have quickly dispelled that notion.
How the ocean influences the weather, including severe events such as hurricanes and floods, will be the theme of the 21st annual Quahog Bowl academic competition for high school students at UConn’s Avery Point campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 3.
Connecticut Sea Grant offered a webinar on Jan. 19 to provide information and answer questions about the REVISED (rev. 1/8/18) NOAA National Sea Grant 2018 National Aquaculture Initiative Funding Opportunity.
To foster more effective conservation, a team of experts has taken a new approach to looking at forest, river and wetland habitats on Long Island Sound.