Life Under the Surface: Two scientists take us on a photographic journey of the undersea life of Long Island Sound.
In 2001, two experienced divers who are also scientists, Peter J. Auster and Robert DeGoursey of the University of Connecticut in Groton, created a photographic journey of Long Island Sound. Originally collected for a CD, An Underwater Tour of Long Island Sound, these photos can now be viewed on the Explore Long Island Sound website with many more images and video. You can also view an abridged version of the tour that appeared in the Long Island Sound Study’s Sound Health 2003 report.
In the early 1990s Connecticut Sea Grant published a popular guidebook of Long Island Sound called Living Treasures: The Plants and Animals of Long Island Sound. Accompanying the book, the Sea Grant educators also developed a slide presentation, which provides a great overview of the plants and animals who live in the underwater and shoreline habitats of the Sound. This photo tour was produced by Nancy Balcom of Connecticut Sea Grant. Download the following sections of the tour here:
Or download the complete presentation for printing:
For more resources about Long Island Sound visit our Teaching Resources page.