This 35-page guide lists native trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and vines that are appropriate for planting in Connecticut’s coastal zone. It includes a map of that ecoregion and characteristics of each species, such as tolerance to salt water and salt spray, light and soil requirements as well as wildlife and pollinator value.
An updated version of Connecticut Sea Grant’s old favorite, “Living Treasures: The Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound” and the Spanish translation, “Tesoros Vivientes: Las plantas y animales del Long Island Sound” is available in print or for free download.
WINNER of 2010 APEX AWARD of EXCELLENCE M. Van Patten, M. Moore and E. O’Muin A fun and colorful, 80-page booklet about our favorite estuary, its biology, geology, chemical and physical parameters, and environmental concerns. This booklet is a compilation of features developed as a collaboration between Connecticut Sea Grant and The Day newspaper. Perfect […]
This newly updated guide compiles information to help anyone get started in recreational shellfishing. It describes the types of shellfish (clams, oysters, etc.) found in this region and explains where to obtain permits, prices, contacts and other information specific to each Connecticut coastal town.
“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.
The East Lyme Public Trust Foundation has published educational pamphlets to teach the public about the seaweeds, shells and plants on the town’s shorelines. The project was co-sponsored by the foundation and the East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department, with funding provided by Connecticut Sea Grant.
“Keys to the Larvae of Common Decapod Crustaceans in Long Island Sound,” a 48-page guide to the early life stages of lobsters, crabs and shrimp, was published in 2017 by Connecticut Sea Grant and Project Oceanology. Written by Howard “Mickey” Weiss, Project O founder and senior scientist, it includes black-and-white drawings identifying the main parts […]
Peg Van Patten, Judy Yaqin Li and Gary H. Wikfors. A digital guide to the microscopic world of phytoplankton, which make possible all of the creatures in Long Island Sound. A wonderful aid for high school or freshman college biology classes. Funded by the EPA Long Island Sound Study. 60 pages, illlustrated. Free download. Click […]
Pagach, J. and J. Barrett. 2010. “Long Island Sound and Climate Change: What is Going to Happen?” in ; Wrack Lines Magazine Vol. 10 No. 2. (PDF)
Funded by the EPA Long Island Sound Study and edited by Diana Payne, the 148-page guide is a resource for educators teaching about Long Island Sound. The Guide is divided into five sections: 1) background information about Long Island Sound (LIS), 2) LIS activities, 3) LIS lesson plans, 4) science lessons at a LIS field […]