For anyone who assumes mosquitoes are just a nuisance, Michael Pacucilla has a sobering message.The director of health for the East Shore District Health Department, he shared a personal story about the serious consequences that can result from a bite by one of these ubiquitous insects.
The public is invited to six regional meetings and a film premier event over the next eight weeks to learn about and comment on the Long Island Sound Blue Plan.
Rapid temperature increases, more acidic waters and species shifts in Long Island Sound are among the findings of a Connecticut Sea Grant-supported study of 45 years of data collected by Project Oceanology.
Spring’s sunny beginning on March 20 drew dozens of beachgoers to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, making for an especially fitting backdrop for the public release of the Long Island Sound Blue Plan, a first-of-its-kind inventory and guide for the estuary shared by Connecticut and New York.
Three presentations about Long Island Sound nutrients and chemistry shared the program with more than 25 others focusing on management of tautog for overfishing, habitat restoration projects, the blue crab population, new tools to manage the Sound and numerous other topics at the daylong 2019 Long Island Sound Research Conference.
Three aquaculture funding opportunities were recently released by the National Sea Grant Office, and as we have learned more, would like to share further thoughts with interested parties and potential applicants.
The efforts of Don Murphy, Richard Conant and other citizen scientists — also called community scientists — on municipal shellfish commissions are being highlighted by Connecticut Sea Grant as part of a NOAA Sea Grant initiative.
Over $1.5 million in funding has been awarded for four research projects looking into ecological issues in the Long Island Sound and its watershed. Two of the awards will go to University of Connecticut researchers.
After a day dominated by time clocks, buzzers, science judges and the powers of quick recall of all things related to the ocean, the team from the Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut gushed with unfettered joy.
Clams and oysters might seem like simple creatures, not bothered with cell phones, income taxes or the meaning of life. But for the humans overseeing how these animals are harvested, the condition of the waters where they live and their opportunities for growth in Long Island Sound, the lives of these bivalves are a complicated affair.