Learn about the inspiring journey of a mini sailboat, lessons from beaches and school aquariums and the unique geology of the Connecticut shoreline in the new Wrack Lines magazine. More good reading can be found in articles about the ocean literacy campaign and ocean identity research.
“Experiment with tiny marine creatures reveals future cost of climate change,” in Wrack Lines Volume 22 Number 1
“Keeping Up with Sea Level Rise: Natural and Human Impacts on Salt Marsh Migration,” in Wrack Lines Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 2
“Solving and Engineering Conundrum: as Coastal Homes get Elevated, New Research Looks at Whether Vulnerability to Wind Damage is Increasing,” in Wrack Lines magazine, Vol. 19, No. 1.
Researchers at the NEFSC Milford Lab investigate shellfish growers’ reports that aquaculture gear attracts fish. Using GoPro cameras and eDNA analysis, they found that the cages provide critical habitat for a variety of fish at all life stages. A video of the project is now available.
Fish, shellfish, insect, water and sediment samples from urban coastal areas from the Chesapeake Bay to Northern New England will be analyzed for the presence of potentially harmful chemicals in four research projects commissioned by a partnership of the CT, NH and NC Sea Grant programs.
Big challenges don’t scare Myalia Durno and Brendon Goulette, recipients of CTSG Undergraduate Research Fellowships. This summer, after finishing the spring semesters at their respective colleges, Durno and Goulette will delve into two of the most complex problems facing the marine environment.
Long Island Sound water quality, salt marsh and public beach characteristics will be examined by marine and social scientists in nine research projects awarded funding by the Connecticut and New York Sea Grant programs and the EPA’s Long Island Sound Study.
The CTSG Undergraduate Research Fellowship seeks to broaden participation of underrepresented/underserved students in marine and coastal professions by providing early career experience, training and mentorship. Applications due on March 13.
Two new projects aim to enhance research and monitoring efforts for CECs in the second round of funding for CECs projects, following the first round in which the CT-NH-NC Sea Grant project was chosen.