Sound Spotlight

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

August 5, 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

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

Protecting the Health of Long Island Sound through Gardening

June 29, 2020 — “Everything is connected – plants, land use and waterways…what we do matters – what we do on an individual level.”… Read More

First Alewife Spotted on the Hutchinson River Since the 19th Century

May 21, 2020 — For the first time since the 19th century, an alewife was recorded this spring in the Hutchinson River in southern… Read More

Sound Spotlight celebrates 50th anniversary of Earth Day with a photo taken the International Space Station from 6 feb 2012 show east coast United States at night. Long Island Sound can be seen in the right corner.

LISS Celebrates Earth Day and its Own Anniversaries

April 20, 2020 — This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the US Environmental Protection Agency. It also is the 35th… Read More

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