Sound Spotlight

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A Lifelong Steward of the Environment, Lynn Dwyer Says Farewell, Retiring After 20 Years Directing the Long Island Sound Futures Fund Program

February 23, 2024 — Lynn Dwyer has had a long career in conservation. Over 26 years to be exact, most of which were spent… Read More

Research Looks at Climate Change’s Influence on the Sound’s Fish Populations

February 15, 2024 — Robyn Linner poses with an Atlantic cod, a cold water-adapted species, while participating in the fisheries survey that she ran for the first 4 years of her PhD program in the Gulf of Maine. Photo courtesy of Linner. Read More

Palaeoecological Study Goes Back in Time to Assess Water Quality Progress in the Sound

February 15, 2024 — By Juanita Asapokhai Something Is in the Water At the turn of the 21st century, resource managers were extremely concerned… Read More

Crosby and Spiller collecting biomass samples at the Oyster River research site in Milford, CT.

Salt Marsh Study Explores Effects of Plant Sourcing, Genetics on Climate Change Resilience

October 5, 2023 — Research along Connecticut coast uses “warming chambers” to heat plants to simulate the salt marsh environment in the coming decades… Read More

A great egret walking on Spartina alterniflora at the water's edge in Bluff Point State Park, Groton, CT. Photo by Nancy Balcolm/CT Sea Grant

Spartina alterniflora: Vital Plant in Long Island Sound’s Salt Marshes

October 5, 2023 — A multifaceted ecological superstar built to survive daily flooding on the coastal edge faces new stresses with climate change By… Read More

this is a flyer for the Save the Day for the second annual BI-State Sustainable and Resilient Communities workshop for Dec. 7

LIS Field Excursions & SRC Bi-State Workshop To Be Held This Fall

October 5, 2023 — Save the Date for 2nd Annual Sustainable & Resilient Communities Bi-State Workshop Last year, more than 260 people attended the… Read More

Scientists count and measure oysters at Fence Creek in Madison, Connecticut. Photo Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Kristen Jabanoski

Understanding the Health Of Long Island Sound’s Oyster Beds

September 26, 2023 — Expanding natural oyster populations can benefit people and the environment. However, scientists do not know how unmanaged oyster populations affect… Read More

Bringing a Community-based Monitoring Network to the Sound’s Bays and Harbors

June 8, 2023 — Every 10 days from mid-spring to mid-fall George Hoffman gets up early in the morning to meet three of his… Read More

Equipment Loan Program Leads to Growth of the Unified Water Study

June 7, 2023 — Ten years ago, a Long Island Sound Study-funded report outlined steps to establish a  soundwide network of community-based groups monitoring… Read More

Horseshoe Crab Event Honors Dr. Jennifer Mattei, Founder of Project Limulus

June 2, 2023 — As part of International Horseshoe Crab Day on June 20, Sacred Heart University and Project Limulus will be hosting a… Read More

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