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LISS Meets its Nitrogen Reduction Target

May 4, 2017 —   A major goal of the Long Island Sound Study since the 1980s has been to reduce the negative impacts of excess nutrients, primarily nitrogen, on Long Island Sound.These impacts include low bottom water oxygen concentrations or hypoxia in the western Sound, which can harm or kill animals that cannot move to better conditions. Additional […] Continue Reading

Norton Paper Mill Dam

May 1, 2017 — ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  Before and after photos show the removal of the Norton Mill dam on the Jeremy River.   A privately-owned dam that once powered a paper mill was removed from the Jeremy River this past fall – and for the first time in over 300 years, migratory species of fish including […] Continue Reading


April 27, 2017 — ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]The Whaling Museum and Education Center’s public event, SOUNDoff!, was held at the museum on April 23, 2017. Funded in part by a grant from Long Island Sound Futures Fund, this second annual event engages people who live and work in the communities surrounding the Sound to foster a new generation […] Continue Reading

Expanding and Informing New Haven’s Bioswale Program

April 26, 2017 — ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]  Over the past year, Urban Resources Initiative, in collaboration with the Yale Hixon Center for Urban Ecology, has expanded its work on rain gardens, also called bioswales, to include the construction of seven new installations on Daisy Street and Watson Street in the Newhallville neighborhood of New Haven. Bioswales are […] Continue Reading

Coastal Grasslands Restoration Project at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve

April 26, 2017 — ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] The photos show the transition from degraded to restored grasslands.   Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve, part of the Lloyd Neck Long Island Sound Stewardship Area, sits on a peninsula on Long Island Sound and contains tidal wetland, grassland, forest, bluff, and beach habitats. In 2011, the New York State Office of […] Continue Reading

Meet LISS’s New Science Coordinator

February 11, 2016 — James Ammerman, a former Director of the New York Sea Grant program at Stony Brook University, was hired in December 2015 by the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission to be Long Island Sound Study’s   Science Coordinator. Sound Bytes, LISS’s e-newsletter, interviewed him about his new position.   Q: You have a background as […] Continue Reading

Innovative Ways to Improve Water Quality

August 16, 2011 — Traditional methods to reduce nutrients in the Sound include upgrading sewage  treatment plants to eliminate reactive nitrogen in sewage and reducing storm water runoff that carries nutrients from fertilizer and animal waste into storm drains and tributaries. These methods reduce the amount of nutrients entering the Sound from the land. An additional method that is […] Continue Reading

Winter Birds and Climate Change

December 28, 2010 — View pdf documents to read Audubon fact sheets on how climate change is affecting winter bird populations in Connecticut and New York. Continue Reading

Birds of Long Island Sound

December 28, 2010 — A checklist of birds of Long Island Sound (inhabiting watershed areas of Long Island Sound within New York and Connecticut). Continue Reading

Project Limulus (Horseshoe Crab Monitoring)

April 19, 2010 — Horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus), described as “living fossils,” are actually more closely related to spiders than crabs. Although they have been around since before the dinosaurs, little is known about their population dynamics and mating patterns in the Sound. That’s changing thanks to Project Limulus, a monitoring project being conducted by Jennifer Mattei, an Associate […] Continue Reading

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