“A Healthier Long Island Sound: Nitrogen Pollution” a four-page fact sheet published by the Long Island Sound Study and written by Judy Preston, Connecticut Sea Grant’s Long Island Sound outreach coordinator, is now available.
Connecticut Sea Grant continued the yearlong celebration of its 30th anniversary with an on-the-water workshop aboard the Volsunga IV in the Thimble Islands of Branford on June 7.
“Making Connections,” the theme of the Spring-Summer 2019 issue of Wrack Lines, focuses on how climate change is amplifying the many ways that people and nature are intertwined.
Connecticut Sea Grant’s Juliana Barrett was interviewed for a recent episode of The Full Story on WSHU Public Radio about beach resilience. Titled, “Can Beach Erosion Be Controlled?”
“The Milford lab,” as it is known in the shellfish industry, is a main supplier of algae to shellfish farmers along the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts – and even worldwide. NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center has supplied algae free of charge to shellfish farms for more than five decades, drawing from collection of 230 strains, among them those that are most important for young oysters and clams.
Commercial clammer Rosemary Louden asked how the Long Island Sound Blue Plan would impact the business that’s been in her husband Jay’s family for the past 100 years. At the May 14 public meeting on the plan, she learned that the historic Louden commercial shellfish beds in Greenwich are considered “significant human use areas” that would gain protection from any proposals that would impact them.
Anoushka Concepcion, aquaculture extension specialist with Connecticut Sea Grant, is interviewed about kelp farming by WHYY public radio station Reporter Alan Yu for an episode of the podcast, “The Ocean and Us.”
The public is invited to six regional meetings and a film premier event over the next eight weeks to learn about and comment on the Long Island Sound Blue Plan.
The Spring 2019 Coastal Certificate Program starting April 23 will focus on lawns. With an emphasis on sustainable gardening for clean waters, the program is comprised of evening talks from scientists and practitioners about a range of topics, providing alternatives to nutrient and chemical intensive land care.
Rapid temperature increases, more acidic waters and species shifts in Long Island Sound are among the findings of a Connecticut Sea Grant-supported study of 45 years of data collected by Project Oceanology.