Sound Spotlight

Monitoring Reveals Signs of a Sturgeon Comeback in the Connecticut River

December 20, 2021 — CT DEEP biologists use tagging and acoustic telemetry monitoring in Connecticut waters and Long Island Sound. LISS funding will help… Read More

Can Slipper Snails and Sea Squirts Reveal Levels of Microplastic Pollution in the Sound?

December 20, 2021 — New University of Connecticut Study investigates if two commonly found filter feeders can be used to track the amount of microplastics in Long Island Sound. Read More

With Fish Ladders in Place, Scientists Turn Their Attention Towards Alewife Out-Migration Patterns

December 20, 2021 — The study will monitor the ability of juvenile alewives to leave Connecticut riverways and successfully reach the Long Island Sound   … Read More

Partnering Agencies and NGOs Join Effort to Restore the Great Meadows Marsh. Find Out How You Can Get Involved Too!

October 25, 2021 — Soil and invasive plants will be removed, and volunteers will be enlisted to help plant the endangered Marsh Pink wildflower. … Read More

Top LIS Scientists Retire from the Science and Technical Advisory Committee

June 16, 2021 — Two Long Island Sound scientists with international reputations in their fields have retired from the Long Island Sound Study committee… Read More

How Much is a Clam Worth to Long Island Sound?

May 20, 2021 — Clams and oysters are an important source of seafood and support a vitally important aquaculture industry for Long Island Sound.… Read More

Black Sea Bass Populations Increasing Rapidly in the Sound

February 8, 2021 — The Long Island Sound Study (LISS) tracks a set of Ecosystem Indicators to measure the health of the Long Island… Read More

Hypoxic Area is Down, Continuing Positive Trend

February 8, 2021 — Despite the pandemic, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Interstate Environmental Commission completed their 30th consecutive… Read More

Futures Fund Marks 15 Years of Successful Grantmaking to Restore and Protect Long Island Sound

January 5, 2021 — What program has helped to add 105 river miles for fish passage, restore 773 acres of critical fish and wildlife… Read More

How Living Shorelines Make the Coast Resilient

September 17, 2020 — What is a living shoreline project? National Geographic defines it as a “way of managing coastal areas to protect, restore,… Read More

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