A new educational StoryMap, “A Virtual Tour of Long Island Sound Habitats,” and accompanying webinar for teachers is now available.
Long Island Sound Study’s Sound Update 2021
Sound Update, the newsletter of the Long Island Sound Study, covers research, grants and activities on the LISS’s four focus areas in 2021.
Sturgeon monitoring informational sign in Spanish and English
A pdf of the informational sign about Atlantic sturgeon that is posted at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison is found here. Spanish and English versions of the sign are available for download.
Slide presentations of “Living Treasures” now available online
A slide presentation to accompany the newly published 2021 edition of “Living Treasures: the Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound,” is now available online in English and Spanish.
A Guide to Planting Along the Connecticut Coast
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.
Living Treasures and Tesoros Vivientes: Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound
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.
Sound Facts: Fun Facts about Long Island Sound Second Edition
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 […]
2020 Guide for Recreational Shellfishing in Connecticut
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.
Fact sheet addresses nitrogen pollution & Long Island Sound
“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.
Pamphlets teach about marine life of Niantic beaches
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.