Tour of Long Island Sound

Undersea Tour

A striped robin swims past a boulder in search of small crustaceans and other invertebrate prey. The photo is part of an ArcGIS story map tour of the Sound’s undersea habitats.

Life Under the Surface: Scientists map undersea life of the Sound

From shallow sandy habitats to deep boulder habitats, life for Long Island Sound’s marine life is rich in diversity. Long Island Sound’s undersea Habitat Mapping Initiative, with funding that was administered through the Long Island Sound study, is documenting this life in images and maps on its website where you can see for yourself with an Underwater Story Map.

Living Treasures: The Plants and Animals of
Long Island Sound

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, produced by Nancy Balcom of Connecticut Sea Grant, has been recently updated with new slides and photos. View the presentation with a PDF viewer here:

New: A Spanish-language version of the Living Treasures Presentation (Tesoros Vivientes)

Download Full Version in English or Spanish

The full presentations are available as downloads with speaker’s notes in PowerPoint:

Printable Living Treasures Tour PPTX (28mb)

Tesoros Vivientes PPTX (28.4mb)

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