Consumer litter, tiny plastic shards, lost or improperly discarded fishing gear and other trash will be more effectively removed or kept out of Long Island Sound under the Marine Debris Action Plan completed this month.
Organizing has begun for the annual International Coastal Cleanup 2022, which takes place each year during September and October and is sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. In Connecticut, Save the Sound will celebrate its 20th year as the Connecticut Coordinator for the event.
UConn is joining with partners at the local, federal and state levels including CT Sea Grant to celebrate the establishment of the Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve. The event will take place at 11 a.m. on May 21 at the Avery Point campus, where the CT NERR will be headquartered.
CTSG Director Sylvain De Guise, UConn Marine Sciences Prof. Evan Ward and Sea Grant-supported artist Elizabeth Ellenwood are interviewed on WNPR’s “Where We Live” about PFAS and microplastics.
“All Creatures Great and Mostly Small” is the theme of the Spring-Summer 2022 issue of Wrack Lines magazine, filled with stunning images and engaging articles about some of the marine and terrestrial animals around us and the people who devote their attention to them.
CTSG, UConn Extension and the Long Island Sound Study announce the hiring of Extension Educators Deb Visco Abibou and Alicia Tyson, charged with facilitating efforts to better serve coastal communities dealing with a range of hazards and reducing barriers to developing sustainable communities.
On Earth Day a few weeks ago, Syma Ebbin reflected on how science and nature poetry can work in symbiosis, with each informing and magnifying the message of the other. The presentation encapsulated many of the reasons Ebbin excells in her job at CTSG and UConn, where she was recently promoted.
UConn and Connecticut Sea Grant will unveil a sign at Hammonasset Beach State Park at 10 a.m. on May 7 to raise awareness of conservation efforts for the endangered Atlantic sturgeon.
The Long Island Sound Seaweed Bioextraction Symposium will take place virtually on May 18 and 19, with Connecticut Sea Grant’s Anoushka Concepcion and Robert Pomeroy among the speakers.
Jessica LeClair knows Connecticut both as a native and a public servant, and now she’s bringing that personal and professional expertise to Connecticut Sea Grant and the Long Island Sound Study.