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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.

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.

Guide to decapods of Long Island Sound available

“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 […]

Living Treasures: Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound

Lisa Wahle and Nancy Balcom Connecticut Sea Grant has revised its old favorite, “Living Treasures: Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound” has more beautiful line drawings and updated expanded text. Reading level: middle school. Also in Spanish translation: “Tesoros Vivientes.” Single copies are FREE! Shipping charges apply for bulk orders. To receive a copy, […]

A Student’s Guide to the Phytoplankton of Long Island Sound

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 […]

A Guide to Planting Along the Connecticut Coast

Juliana Barrett, Ph.D. This 22-page guide lists native trees, shrubs 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, with light and soil requirements. Download here in PDF. Publication Number CTSG-11-03

Long Island Sound Curricular Resource Guide

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 […]