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1st food safety guide for seaweed may help product advance

Connecticut-grown kelp is a little like an unopened packet of summer squash seeds left on a shelf after planting season has passed. While its potential to become a mainstay of restaurant and home-cooked meals has been promoted in recent years by growers, the media, and others, the reality hasn’t caught up. But a newly published guide could help change that.

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CT Sea Grant Associate Director Nancy Balcom was one of more than a dozen speakers at the public hearing.

Hearing airs ideas on Blue Plan’s strengths, shortcomings

Sound science, an open and transparent process, and a treasure trove of facts, figures and maps available to everyone — those are some of the attributes speakers ascribed to the Long Island Sound Blue Plan at a public hearing before the Environment Committee of the State Legislature on Feb. 21.

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Undergraduate Research Fellowship Opportunity 2020

The Connecticut Sea Grant Undergraduate Research Fellowship seeks to broaden participation of underrepresented/underserved students in marine and coastal professions by providing early career experience, training and mentorship to the next generation of scientists, decision makers and marine industry professionals.

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Prof. Ward and Mladinich settle out marine aggregate from samples collected from the Sound in 2018 as part of an earlier phase of research into microplastics and oysters.

Lecture explores art, science of plastics in the environment

Photographer Elizabeth Ellenwood and UConn Marine Sciences Prof. J. Evan Ward will offer different and complementary perspectives on the proliferation of plastics in the marine environment at a Feb. 25 talk at the Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut.

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Workshop focuses on managed retreat and climate change

A national expert in climate adaptation policies related to the relocation of people and assets will be the keynote speaker at “Managed Retreat in the Age of Climate Change,” a workshop that will be hosted by Connecticut Sea Grant and UConn CLEAR on March 20.

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Plastic trash is medium for message of new art exhibit

“Among the Tides,” a new exhibit featuring the work of photographer Elizabeth Ellenwood, will be on display at the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery at the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point Campus from Jan. 23 through March 15, with an opening reception Jan. 24. Ellenwood is the recipient of a 2019 Connecticut Sea Grant Arts Support award.

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