Listen to the Sound

Naturalist Laurie Sanders
Naturalist Laurie Sanders

In 2007, naturalist Laurie Sanders produced eight radio features  on the health and diversity of Long Island Sound for Field Notes, a radio program she hosts on WFCR radio (88.5 FM), a public radio station in Amherst, MA.  An estimated 200,000 listeners heard the reports on WFCR and affiliate public radio stations in Connecticut.

These six minute reports with scientists, environmentalists for non-profit groups and government resource managers are now available as podcasts on this web page.

The audio clips are keyed to related content in the [intlink id=1422]2008 Sound Health report[/intlink].

Instructions: Click the track link you would like to play. In most cases, left clicking will start the audio file. If your browser does not support that option, right click your mouse to save the file for play on your computer or transfer it to other  devices including Ipods and mp3 players.

  • Track 1: Project Limulus team tags and monitors horseshoe crabs in LIS beaches. SH pages 13 and 15.
  • Track 2: Biologist Chris Elphick investigates endangered sparrows whose habitat may be threatened by climate change. SH pages 7, 13, and 14.
  • Track 3: Ecologist Elizabeth Farnsworth talks about one of her favorite places, Chapman Pond, a freshwater tidal marsh along the Ct River. SH pages 13 and 16.
  • Track 4: Crew aboard a Connecticut research vessel monitors the Sound’s water quality for low dissolved oxygen. SH pages 3 and 8.
  • Track 5: Jeanette Brown, Stamford’s Wastewater treatment plant director, talks about how to reduce nitrogen  from wastewater to help improve oxygen levels in the Sound. SH pages 3 and 6.
  • Track 6: A CT DEP fisheries biologist discusses how fishways are being built to improve fish migration and how fishways may help restore river herring and American eel populations. SH pages 11 and 13.
  • Track 7: Crew aboard a Connecticut research vessel monitors the diversity and health of fish in the Sound. SH pages 10 and 11.
  • Track 8: Judy Preston of the Tidewater Institute discusses how to protect salt marsh habitats by controlling phragmites, an invasive species. SH pages 7 and 13.

An excerpt from the [intlink id=1422]2008 Sound Health report[/intlink].

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