Coastal Habitats

Marine life, human-sea interactions to be explored by researchers

Six research projects exploring various facets of Long Island Sound and the wider marine environment have been selected by CTSG for the 2022-2024 funding cycle. Four will focus on marine life amid changing environmental conditions. One will look at community behaviors in response to flood risks, while the sixth will focus on human relationships with the ocean.

Project will help strengthen state’s shellfish industry

Connecticut Sea Grant has been awarded a $196,990 federal grant to lead a project designed to further the recovery of Connecticut’s shellfish industry from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and position it to be more resilient in the future.

Slide presentation of “Living Treasures” now available online

English and Spanish language slide presentations to accompany the newly published 2021 edition of “Living Treasures: the Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound,” and “Tesoros Vivientes: Las plantas y animales del Long Island Sound” are now available online.

Key questions about environmental contaminants to be addressed by CTSG, partners

Connecticut Sea Grant, in partnership with the New Hampshire and North Carolina Sea Grant programs and Lighthouse Consulting Group, has been awarded an $850,000 federal grant to help unravel the complex problem of contaminants of emerging concern, or CECs, in coastal and freshwater environments.