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.
STATUS AND TRENDS: LISS ENVIRONMENTAL INDICATORS
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.
To order a hard copy, log onto www.epa.gov/nscep and paste 902R12003 into the search box.
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.