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Sound Health 2012

How does Long Island Sound measure up? Find out by downloading the Sound Health 2012 report. The report looks at indicators of the Sound’s health in the  areas of water quality, coastal and animal populations, climate, habitats, and land use.


The Long Island Sound Study also has its full set of environmental indicators posted on the website.. Status and Trends includes more than 60 indicators that track environmental conditions in Long Island Sound and management’s response to improve the health of Long Island Sound.

Ordering Sound Health

To order a hard copy, log onto and paste 902R12003 into the search box.

Find meanings of terms in the glossary.

Inside the Long Island Sound Food Web

The cover photo of a snowy egret eating an American eel is an example of the feeding  interactions that take place in the Sound. Here, one large migratory animal feeds on a smaller one at a saltwater pond in Long Island’s North Shore.  LISS’s website shows a simplified illustration of  how the Long Island Sound food web works.

Have a  Sound Health question?


Send an e-mail to Jason Krumholz.. Dr. Krumholz  is a marine scientist working as NOAA liaison to the EPA Long Island Sound Office, He will be selecting questions to answer on his new Sound Health blog.

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