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How has the Sound Changed?

NYC middle school teachers at the "Climate Change and the Long Island Sound Estuary" teacher workshop that was held on October 2, 2014 test the water quality of Alley Pond Creek. Alley Pond Creek flows into Little Neck Bay, which discharges to Long Island Sound.

November 10, 2014 — Dr. K. is asked a really interesting question about how humans cause changes to Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

Shinnecock Bay and Nitrogen Pollution

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January 13, 2014 — Dr. K is asked by a 7th-grade student about nitrogen pollution in a Long Island bay. Continue Reading

Location. Location. Location?


January 2, 2014 — Dr. K is asked why some zones in the Western Sound where hypoxia is most severe have low "transfer efficiency rates" of nitrogen discharging into the Sound. Continue Reading

Planning for Climate Change

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December 16, 2013 — Dr. K is asked about long-term management efforts to adapt to climate change. Continue Reading

Hypoxia and its Effect on Wildlife

What is hypoxia?

November 27, 2013 — Dr. K is asked a question about how hypoxia affects wildlife in the Sound. Continue Reading

Dr. K Aboard the NOAA Ship Bigelow


November 18, 2013 — Dr. K (aka Dr. Jason Krumholz) describes some of the high-tech equipment on the NOAA ship Henry B. Bigelow. Continue Reading

What is this Marine Organism?


October 28, 2013 — Dr. K. was recently asked a question about an otherworldly looking creature on the bottom of his boat. Continue Reading

What is Climate Resiliency?

Stratford, CT, December 6, 2012--These summer cottages were not severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy due in large part to being elevated on pilings  FEMA is in the area with mitigation specialists who are knowledgeable about the value of pilings to support coastal homes. Photo by Marilee Caliendo/FEMA

May 17, 2013 — Dr. K. was recently asked to explain what is climate resiliency and why it matters to Long Island Sound. Continue Reading

Wastewater Treatment Plants and Water Quality

March 27, 2013 — Dr, K recently received the following question from a student at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Continue Reading

Hypoxia and Smithtown Bay

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December 12, 2012 — To get the blog going, we asked Larissa Graham, Long Island Sound Study Outreach Coordinator and an educator with New York Sea Grant, to submit the first question. Continue Reading

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