Citizen science shows climate change rapidly reshaping LIS

Rapid temperature increases, more acidic waters and species shifts in Long Island Sound are among the findings of a Connecticut Sea Grant-supported study of 45 years of data collected by Project Oceanology.

Hannes Baumann, assistant professor of marine sciences at UConn, wrote this article about the project for The Conversation, a nonprofit online newsletter, about analyses of the data collected by Project Oceanology as part of its educational programs.

The project was also the subject of an article in Marine Science Research, an academic journal. Co-authors with Baumann on the journal article were Jacob Snyder, Michael Whitney and Hans Dam, all of the UConn Marine Sciences Department; and Molly Jacobs of Project Oceanology.