Declines on Long Island Sound Lobsters Being Studied More>
In mid-July, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental
Protection announced that it would be undertaking a comprehensive study
seeking reasons for the continued decline in the lobster population of
Long Island Sound. Past studies - including those funded through Sea
Grant programs in New York and Connecticut via the "Long Island Sound
Lobster Initiative" - have implicated increased temperatures, among
other stressors, for the major decline in Long Island Sound lobster
populations since 1999, as the Sound is near the southern end of the
lobster inshore temperature range.
Stony Brook University investigator offers insights into the current health of LI Sound lobsters on Fox News's October 2011 segment, "The Curious Case of the Dying Lobsters" More>
New York Sea Grant featured prominently in a August 2011 New York Times
story/blog/video feature on Long Island Sound lobsters and "The Last of the Lobstermen" More>
What’s Eating Those Lobsters?: An Understanding of Shell Disease in American Lobsters Offered at Sea Grant Symposium (September 2010) More>
For an archive on Sea Grant's Long Island Sound Lobster Research Initiative, check out the Publications
and other sections of this resource site (links are provided in navigation bar to the left).