Over $1.5 million in funding has been awarded for four research projects looking into ecological issues in the Long Island Sound and its watershed. Two of the awards will go to University of Connecticut researchers.
Clams and oysters might seem like simple creatures, not bothered with cell phones, income taxes or the meaning of life. But for the humans overseeing how these animals are harvested, the condition of the waters where they live and their opportunities for growth in Long Island Sound, the lives of these bivalves are a complicated affair.
With frequent downpours flooding many of the state’s coastal roads throughout the fall and into January – including the previous day – the workshop could hardly have had more relevance and timeliness.
An interview with Bob Pomeroy, fisheries extension specialist with Connecticut Sea Grant, appeared in “Fish Forever Progress Update,” a newsletter published by the international organization Rare, and is reprinted with permission from the editors.
“Crosscurrents,” an exhibit of the works of more than a dozen artists supported by CT Sea Grant, opened Jan. 24 at the Alexey Von Schlippe Gallery, located in The Branford House at the UConn Avery Point campus.
Learn about Connecticut Sea Grant’s activities in seafood production and consumption, workforce development, hazard-resilient communities, ocean and coastal literacy and research, healthy coastal ecosystems and economy and research in the 2018 Annual Report summary.
The Connecticut Sea Grant College Program has issued its call for preliminary proposals for the 2020-2022 Omnibus Funding Cycle for the funding period of Feb. 1, 2020 to Jan. 31, 2022. CTSG supports applied research in both natural and social sciences, education, and outreach activities to achieve healthy coastal and marine ecosystems and consequent public benefits, focusing on Connecticut, Long Island Sound and its watershed.
The Connecticut Sea Grant College Program has issued its call for preliminary proposals for the 2020-2022 Omnibus Funding Cycle for the funding period of Feb. 1, 2020 to Jan. 31, 2022.
The biennial conference highlighting diverse research occurring in Long Island Sound and its watershed will take place in Port Jefferson, N.Y. on March 15.
Prof. Jamie Vaudrey and her colleagues in the UConn Marine Sciences Department have been involved in ongoing research to diagnose and find a solution to a nuisance algae, Cladophora, that has overtaken Little Narragansett Bay. In the latest phase of that research, Vaudrey is working with Prof. Julie Granger on a project to pinpoint the source of the nitrogen-laden nutrients getting into the bay that are fueling the explosive seaweed growth.