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$843,424 Awarded for Long Island Sound Research More>
Sea Grant Programs and US EPA Long Island Sound Study To Fund Two-Year Water Quality Studies


Hands-On Teacher Workshops a “Re-Sounding” Success More>
In Fall 2014, formal and informal educators from all along New York’s Long Island Sound coastline learned about the Sound's topics of marine debris, geology, and climate change through hands-on teacher workshops. Built into each event to engage teachers was a field trip component as well as a follow-up activity that can be linked to New York State Science Learning Standards.

  • Also ... Q & A With Dr. K: How has the Sound Changed? More>
    At a recent New York Sea Grant-sponsored climate change teacher workshop, Dr. K. (the NOAA liaison to the EPA Long Island Sound Office) was asked a really interesting question about human caused changes in Long Island Sound.

Long Island Pitches in for NY’s First Invasive Species Week More>
As reported by Newsday, The Long Island Press and other local media, volunteers at Long Island's Caumsett State Park stuffed two dozen bags with invasive plants in two days this past July during New York State's first-ever "Invasive Species Awareness Week." But pitching in is something you can do any day in your own backyard. Learn more on "What You Can Do" via The Long Island Sound Study and the New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.


Long Island Sound Still Suffers from Hypoxia More>
Hypoxia, a condition where the loss of oxygen at the water's bottom affects fish and other living communities, is a concern for researchers studying Long Island Sound. This is an indication that other factors are at play, an issue that Sea Grant scholar Elizabeth Suter pursued with NYSG-funded SBU SoMAS co-investigators whose research was published in a February 2014 issue of the Marine Ecology Progress Series Journal

  • New Book Synthesizes Decades of Long Island Sound Research More>
    Long Island Sound: Prospects for the Urban Sea is a synthesis of nearly 1,500 research papers on what is known about the historic and recent trends of the ecological health of this water body on Long Island's North Shore.

  • Long Island Sound Stewardship in New York More>
    In Spring 2014, Long Island Sound Study partners with the Town of Brookhaven for field trips to several Long Island Sound Stewardship Sites. Opportunities including nature hikes provide teachers and student with opportunities to learn more about the wonders of the Sound in a hands-on format.


NYSG to Receive Nearly $2.4M for Coastal Research and Outreach More>
Sea Grant Projects on storm hazards, climate change, fisheries health, hypoxia, harmful algal blooms


Long Island Sound 2014 Mentor Teacher Program More>
Through early March 2014, New York Sea Grant accepted applications for four Mentor Teachers as part of the Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher program, now in its fourth year in New York.


EPA, LISS and NYSG Encourage Thousands to 'Toast the Coast' for National Estuaries Day More>
The Long Island Sound Study (LISS), part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Estuary Program, asked residents of Long Island Sound to join in a nationwide “Toast the Coast” in celebration of late-September's 25th annual National Estuaries Day. NYSG's LISS educator helped collect event 'toasting' pics via social media and offered tips on how everyone can pitch in to keep estuaries cleaner.


Sea Grant and US EPA Begin New Long Island Sound Research More>
In spring of 2013, the Sea Grant programs of Connecticut and New York, with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Long Island Sound Study program, began funding over $708K in research that will help efforts to improve water quality and adapt to climate change.


NOAA, EPA, NYSDEC, Others Partner to Survey Long Island Sound's Seafloor More>
In early summer 2012, a number of partners - including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Sea Grant's federal funding agency - announced a multi-year seafloor mapping project for Long Island Sound.


NYSG’s New Outreach Coordinator Hosts LI Sound Workshop More>
Starting in the Summer and running through Fall 2013, New York Sea Grant’s new Long Island Sound Study Coordinator, Amy Boyajian, offers a series of workshops to show high school teachers how they can incorporate hands-on activities like seining and water quality testing into their curricula.


Volunteers Pitch in at LISS-designated Stewardship Areas More>
Last Summer and Fall, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Long Island Sound Study held four volunteer events around the Sound at recreationally- and ecologically-important LISS-designated Stewardship Areas.


Seeking Teachers to Become Long Island Sound Mentors More>
Meet NYSG's new Long Island Sound Study Outreach Coordinator, Amy Boyajian, who is now accepting applications for four mentor teachers for this year's Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher program in New York. Pairs of teachers from each of the following grade level subsets are encouraged to apply: K-8 and 9-12. Each grade level specific pair will work together to plan and execute a professional development session for their peers that will be conducted in NY.


Sea Grant Programs and US EPA Long Island Sound Study Award $708,308 for Long Island Sound Research More>
Research grants help efforts to improve water quality and adapt to climate change. The two projects involve teams of researchers in three states, making it a truly collaborative effort.


New Report Tracks Health of Long Island Sound More>
How does Long Island Sound measure up? Find out by downloading the Sound Health 2012 report. The report looks at indicators of the Sound’s health in the  areas of water quality, coastal and animal populations, climate, habitats, and land use.


New York Volunteers Augment Restoration’s Success in Southern Louisiana More>
As featured in Louisiana's WaterMarks magazine, NOAA Coastal Services magazine and reported by several media outlets: To learn about wetland loss in southern Louisiana and how it relates to the habitat loss occurring in New York, a group of 14 educators traveled to the Bayou State in late February 2012 to rebuild habitats devastated by recent natural and man-made events. This was the second time in as many years that such a trip was planned.


NYSG's Extension Specialists Honored for Excellence in 2012 More>
Last Fall, two of New York Sea Grant's own were honored for excellence by the Great Lakes Sea Grant Extension Network. These acknowledged efforts added to that of a handful of other NYSG specialists who received their own recognitions within the year.


LI Sound Science Abstract Submissions invited for ASLO 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting More>
Abstract Submissions are invited on any aspect of Long Island Sound science, policy, and outreach for the ASLO 2013 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, February 17-22, 2013.


New York Educators Bring Louisiana Wetlands Stewardship Back Home More>
As reported by NOAA Coastal Services magazine and several media outlets: To learn about wetland loss in southern Louisiana and how it relates to the habitat loss occurring in New York, a group of 14 educators traveled to the Bayou State in late February 2012 to rebuild habitats devastated by recent natural and man-made events. This was the second time in as many years that such a trip was planned.


Volunteers Collect Data on Threatened & Endangered Species on Great Gull Island More>
New York Sea Grant's Long Island Sound Study (LISS) Outreach Coordinator Larissa Graham organized several summer trips to Great Gull Island, a LISS Stewardship Area located at the far eastern end of Long Island Sound in New York.


Sound Research “Gets to the Bottom” of Hypoxia, Red Tide More>
Since Spring 2009, the Sea Grant programs of Connecticut and New York have been tracking five funded research projects that examined some of the most serious threats to the ecological health of Long Island Sound (LIS), an Estuary of National Significance. The researchers, several of them at Stony Brook University, were awarded nearly $820,000 in research grants to address the long-term problem of LIS’s low oxygen conditions (hypoxia) as well as emerging issues of red tide and the effects of climate change on the Sound’s ecosystem.


NYSMEA’s ‘Share-A-Thon’ A Success More>
New York Sea Grant and longtime partner New York State Marine Education Association share the value of the “train-the-trainer” approach to teaching marine science. A recent joint venture was the March 2012 Marine Science Share-A-Thon held at Columbia University’s Teachers College, where teachers shared and acquired innovative lesson plans and other materials for students while earning professional development credits.


Volunteer to help New York State Parks and Long Island Sound Study; Efforts assist in protection of New York's State Parks More>


Long Island Sound Study educates at "Under the Sea" event More>


NYSMEA and NYSG Re-Team for late-February 2012 Habitat Restoration Efforts and Wetlands Loss Education in southern Louisiana

  • Pre-event press release More>

  • Post-event press release More>

NYSG partners with NYSMEA for a Marine Science Share-A-Thon in NYC More>


We're partnering with Long Island Sound Study on a sea level rise educational photo contest to "Capture the King Tide" in October 2011 More>


As seen in Port Washington News, NYSG's Long Island Sound Study Outreach Coordinator Larissa Graham talks "Sound problems and progress" at mid-October 2011 North Shore Kayak Club talk (pdf) More>


Long Island Sound: Ours to protect, restore, and enjoy More>


LI Sound's Sentinel Monitoring for Climate Change Program Launches More>


On YouTube: After More Than 40 Years, Hempstead Harbor Reopens Shellfish Areas More>


Long Island Sound Mentor Teacher Program makes its way to New York More>


NYSG encourages it's various stakeholders to "Get Social with Sea Grant" with informative postcards featuring species in Long Island Bays (click here) and throughout New York's Great Lakes ecosystem (click here)


May 2011 Research Symposium Spotlights Long Island Sound More>


Blog Documents New York Educators Help to Restore Habitats off Threatened Louisiana Coast More>


Sea Grant Awards More than $1.28 Million for Research Under EPA’s Long Island Sound Study More>


Winter Sampling in Long Island Sound More>


How does Long Island Sound measure up? Find out in the Sound Health 2010 report More>


NYSG's Long Island Sound Study Specialist Offers Students an Outdoor Classroom Experience More>


Long Island Sound Study's Summer 2010 Newsletter Educates on Oil Spills. More>


NYSG Partners to Re-launch, Manage NYSMEA Web Site More>
This past spring, NYSG partnered with the New York State Marine Education Association to re-launch the Association’s Web site, a benefit to educators from all levels.


Long Island Sound Study News: New and Ongoing Research, A Web Redesign and an Award-Winning Outreach Coordinator  More>


Sea Grant Programs Partner for Long Island Sound Marine Spatial Planning Forum More >


NYSG Partners to Re-launch, Manage a Web Site for New York State’s Marine Educators  More >


NYSG’s award-winning educators announce their latest endeavors More >


Organizations around Long Island Sound participate in World Water Monitoring Day More >


Newsday reporter joins researchers on a Long Island Sound Research cruise More >


Sound Science for Long Island Sound More >
The Sea Grant programs of Connecticut and New York have awarded nearly $820,000 in Long Island Sound Study research grants to five projects that will look into some of the most serious threats to the ecological health of Long Island Sound, a water body designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an Estuary of National Significance


New Stewardship Plan for Nissequogue River is called to action More >


Sound Health 2008 is the Long Island Sound Study's report to the public on the environmental issues affecting Long Island Sound. It provides information on water quality, the abundance of animal and plant life in the Sound, and trends in land use along the shore. More >


Larissa Graham joins NYSG as its new Long Island Sound Public Outreach Coordinator. More >


In an NYSG-funded research project, investigators equipped a commercial ferry with a variety of sensors to monitor and collect data about the LI Sound as it makes its daily transects. In real-time, the data is transmitted for use through the Sound Science Web site. More >

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