Wrack Lines Archive

Cover of Fall-Winter 2023-2024 issue of Wrack Lines magazine

Wrack Lines explores the many facets of marine education

Learn about the inspiring journey of a mini sailboat, lessons from beaches and school aquariums and the unique geology of the Connecticut shoreline in the new Wrack Lines magazine. More good reading can be found in articles about the ocean literacy campaign and ocean identity research.

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Read about CT NERR, bay’s seaweed woes & major museum remake

“Discovery, Rediscovery and Rebirth” is the theme for the Fall-Winter 2021-2022 issue of Wrack Lines, now available in print and online. Articles tell the stories of the CT National Estuarine Research Reserve, research into seaweed problems in Little Narragansett Bay, and the Peabody Museum’s transformation.

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Our readers talk to us about the new Wrack Lines issue

Readers of the Fall-Winter 2020-21 issue of Wrack Lines are sending comments to the new “Talk to Us” column. Check out what they’re saying and send your own responses to: judy.benson@uconn.edu. We’d love to hear from you! “We just received the latest Wrack Lines and wanted to let you know much my wife and I […]

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Diverse perspectives explored in new issue of Wrack Lines

Learn about bringing more diversity to the sciences, environmental justice, the Shoreline Greenway Trail, a new diversity fellowship and the unique career of Bob Pomeroy with fish and fishermen across the globe in the Fall-Winter 2020-21 issue of Wrack Lines magazine.

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Sunset at Meigs Point at Hammonassett Beach State Park in Madison is captured in a long-exposure image by Ben Kuropat of Guilford.

Beautiful images from our Wrack Lines photo contest

Winning entries in our 30th anniversary photo contest will be published in the upcoming Fall-Winter 2018-19 issue of the magazine. Here are some of the other entries depicting how we live, work, play and enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island Sound.

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Sea to table: fish, shellfish & sea vegetables from local waters

The Spring-Summer 2018 issue of Wrack Lines focuses on local seafood, from newly abundant species to old favorites. Read how restaurants and markets are offering local seafood, availability of fish, shellfish and kelp, the experiences of a first-time clammer and some great recipes by Connecticut chefs.

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Wrack Lines Fall/Winter 2017-18

PDF of entire issue. Articles:  Letter from the Editor A day at the beach is for learning Chemistry in motion Van Patten recognized at national Sea Grant conference Engineers get acquainted with aquaculture Testing project could expand yields of seaweed grown in Long Island Sound Searching for the menace of mercury Bios and Knauss Fellows

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Cover of Wrack Lines Spring/Summer 2017 shows aerial view of the coast with the words "Changing Connecticut: Big Changes are happening close to home".

Wrack Lines Spring/Summer 2017

“Changing Connecticut” is the theme of the Spring-Summer 2017 issue, with articles about how climate change is affecting Connecticut’s landscape; how fish are responding to warming waters in the Sound, moving marshes, horseshoe crabs and other topics.

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Wrack Lines 16-01 cover

Wrack Lines (Spring/Summer 2016): Vol. 16, No. 1

Connecticut’s Shellfish Initiative is the theme of the Spring-Summer 2016 issue, with articles about sea-to-table fresh seafood offerings; shellfish nutrition; oyster shell recycling; the economic value of recreational shellfishing and much more.

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Wrack Lines 15-02 cover

Wrack Lines (Fall/Winter 2015): Vol. 15, No. 2

“Coastal Storms Impact Communities and Ecosystems” is the theme of the Fall-Winter 2015 issue, with articles about: communicating risk; the Climate Adaptation Academy; Long Island Sound research and other topics.

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