Sound Spotlight

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

Two individuals stand on experimental mounds, mounds of dirt that are used for saltmarsh sparrow nesting.

Great Meadows Marsh shows promising signs after undergoing 33-acre restoration project

August 3, 2022 — Renovations include improved community access, 33 acres of restored tidal marsh, and experimental hummocks for saltmarsh sparrow nesting  By Cheyenne… Read More

Seven varieties of salt marsh plants by the numbers

August 2, 2022 — All seven of these plants will be used to revegetate Great Meadows Marsh, in addition to 3,000 rare marsh pink… Read More

Meet the UConn researcher tracking the changing chemistry of Long Island Sound

May 27, 2022 — By Kristen Jabanoski Dr. Penny Vlahos, Professor of Marine Sciences at University of Connecticut, set out with a bold agenda:… Read More

New Sea Grant specialists in NY and CT help expand LI Sound Study’s basin-wide Sustainable and Resilient Communities initiative

March 30, 2022 — A handful of new Sea Grant specialists — in both New York and Connecticut — help expand Long Island Sound… Read More

New staff will help communities with growing climate challenges

March 30, 2022 — By Judy Benson If experience really is the best teacher, Deborah Abibou and Alicia Tyson have been to some of… Read More

The first-ever Connecticut River born Atlantic sturgeon hatchling, held by hand.

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

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