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Status and Trends: LISS Environmental Indicators

LISS’s environmental indicators report tracks measures that indicate the status of the health of Long Island Sound and the efforts to restore and protect the Sound and its watershed.

2012 Sound Health Report

Download the latest issue of Sound Health. Our report on the environmental issues affecting Long Island Sound with features that include an inside look at the LIS Trawl Survey and a US food web. See report, slide show, podcasts, posters, and more.

Marine and Coastal Animals

Marine and coastal animal indicators include species of finfish, marine invertebrates, and coastal birds. The abundance of selected species is used to assess the overall health of populations and their habitats in the Sound. Measuring the value of commercial fisheries helps to evaluate the economic importance of the Sound.

View Marine and Coastal Animals Indicators

Land Use and Population

Land Use and population can strongly impact water quality in the Sound and its tributaries. These indicators include information about watershed population, development, and open space.

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