Sound Spotlight

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

George Hoffman, monitoring the waters of Port Jefferson Harbor with colleagues from the Setauket Harbor Task Force, Alice Leser and Bert Conover. (Setauket Harbor Task Force photo)

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

Elena Colon, Laboratory Manager at Save the Sound’s laboratory in Larchmont, NY, places sample cups into the facility’s new discrete analyzer. The equipment will enable the Unified Water Study to do in-house analysis of water quality samples for nitrogen, phosphorous, continuous dissolved oxygen, and additional measures. (Long Island Sound Study photo/Robert Burg)

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

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