An article that ran on the Opinion pages of four Connecticut newspapers on July 19 explains why CT Sea Grant and other groups in the Long Island Sound Study are launching a campaign to get people to quit the single-use plastics habit.
Joseph Sarnelli and Deborah Swetz may not look like pioneers, with their hair nets and plastic gloves, but nonetheless they are part of an effort to bring a new agricultural crop to Connecticut. Their participation is one of the novel aspects of the project that brought Marrakech Inc., a non-profit that works with adults and youth with a range of disabilities and special needs, together with Connecticut Sea Grant.
Whether you’re looking for beach scenes, sunsets, wildlife or the many ways people recreate on the water, Long Island Sound offers a wealth of material for photographs. This summer, make sure to take your camera when you head to the shore and look for photos to help Connecticut Sea Grant celebrate a significant milestone.
“Exemplary Practices in Marine Science Education,” co-edited by Diana L. Payne of Connecticut Sea Grant, has been published by Springer Nature, which calls it the “first international book on marine science education and ocean literacy.”
Two sculptural installations, one of illuminated right whales and another of found objects enhanced with printed photographic images, will be created by two artists selected to receive funding support under the 2018 Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support Awards Program.
As the first of the summer vegetables ripen for picking at local fields, a unique new crop had its maiden harvest from an underwater farm in Groton. It won’t be showing up at farm stands and farmers’ markets just yet, though. These long, curvy-edged, greenish-brown ribbons gathered by the boatload are, for now, awaiting consumer pioneers to fuel demand for locally grown edible seaweed, specifically kelp native to Long Island Sound.