Connecticut Sea Grant and New York Sea Grant announce the Long Island Sound Study extra-mural research program. The intent of this program is to fund research that will support the management of Long Island Sound and its resources.
Long Island Sound’s marine life and water quality will be the focus of five two-year research projects Connecticut Sea Grant will support in 2018. Proposals by four research teams from the University of Connecticut and one from Yale University School were chosen for the awards
Congratulations are in order for Robert Pomeroy, CT Sea Grant extension specialist in aquaculture and fisheries, after the announcement that a journal article he co-authored has been chosen for an award by the Editorial Board of the Journal of the World Aquaculture Society.
When the sewage treatment plant on the Mystic River was upgraded in 2015, probably few community residents here imagined local shellfish farmers might benefit, let alone oyster and clam growers across the country. But that’s a possibility, depending on the results of a $300,000 federally funded testing project now underway.
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?
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.
A newly published report finds that shellfish sales increased nearly 100 percent from 2007 to 2015, and puts the value of direct sales of oysters and clams that year at just under $30 million.
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.
Sea Grant programs of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey supported $1.4 million in social science research to improve community understanding and response to coastal storm hazard information. The key findings are summarized here: csapbrochure
As rising seas push coastal marshes inland, the yards and woodlands next door are changing. But not much is known about how this happens. That’s why Shimon Anisfeld and colleagues at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies began trying to tease out some of the details of the process by looking at marsh […]