A small group of restaurant professionals gathered in the Sheraton hotel kitchen on Dec. 13 for an introduction to kelp cuisine from Jeff Trombetta, professor of culinary arts at Norwalk Community College. He’s been chopping, sautéing and consuming kelp for the past four to five years, developing recipes for what he believes could become chefs’ “new go-to vegetable.”
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.
The Fall/Winter 2018-19 issue of Wrack Lines tells about progress and setbacks of the last three decades on Long Island Sound, with stories on Norwalk, New Haven and Niantic harbors; the contrasting survival stories of the lobster and shad populations, along with some shad recipes; and winners of our 30th Anniversary photo contest. Send questions about the articles to “Ask Wrack Lines.”
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.
Connecticut Sea Grant has joined 16 historic and cultural organizations that have signed on as stakeholders in the Thames River Heritage Park.
The wide diversity of habitats is a key feature of the area of the southeastern Connecticut shoreline designated to be part of what could become Connecticut’s only National Estuarine Research Reserve,
Question & Answer with Tarsila Seara, assistant professor and coordinator of marine affairs at the University of New Haven
Winning entries in our 30th anniversary photo contest will be published in the upcoming Fall-Winter 2018-19 issue of the magazine. Here are some of the other entries depicting how we live, work, play and enjoy the natural beauty of Long Island Sound.
Town agencies, environmental professionals and groups interested in joining as partners in the project are encouraged to contact Tessa Getchis, aquaculture extension specialist at Connecticut Sea Grant. Work will begin this fall, with a report identifying potential restoration areas to be released in two years.
After considering four sites in Long Island Sound, the group has agreed to propose that a hybrid site comprised of areas in the lower Connecticut River and Bluff Point State Park in Groton be nominated as a NERR site.