Coastal Resources

Toxins to templates: it’s all in shellfish commissioners’ world

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.

2018 annual report highlights CTSG initiatives, outreach

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.

2020-2022 Omnibus Funding Cycle proposals sought

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.

Little Narragansett Bay research probes a vexing community problem

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.