We are in the process of compiling a database of educational resources on Long Island Sound (and adjacent marine and terrestrial ecosystems) - specifically pertaining to its natural history and historical use. Although we are restricted in the amount of information we can incorporate into our website, we will endeavor to post materials that we determine to be most relevant. Thank you.
PUBLICATIONS - SCIENCE/NATURAL HISTORY
Coastal Atlantic Sea Creatures: A Natural History, by Robert Bachand
This book covers a selected number of the fascinating and varied marine animals that inhabit the shorelines of Long Island Sound. It examines their role in the coastal ecosystem, adaptations to the stresses of their environment, species interrelationships and reproductive strategies. (Adapted from Preface)
Saltwater Fishes of Connecticut: Second Edition, by Keith Stewart Thomson, W.H. Weed III, Algis G. Taruski, and Dan E. Simanek State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut and Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection: 1977
Marine Animals of Southern New England and New York: Identification keys to common nearshore and shallow water macrofauna, by Howard M. Weiss State Geological and Natural History Survey of Connecticut and Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection: 1995
Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine: Third Edition, by Bruce B. Collette and Grace Klein-MacPhee (eds.) Smithsonian Institution Press: 2002 (ISBN: 1560989513)
Investigating the Marine Environment: A Sourcebook, by Howard M. Weiss and Michael W. Dorsey (Volume 1: Field Studies, Volume 2: Laboratory-Classroom Studies, Volume 3: Teacher's Manual) Project Oceanology: 1979
PUBLICATIONS - OTHER READING
Scuba Northeast: Shipwrecks, Dive Sites & Dive Activities, by Robert Bachand
Diver-authors who write about a favorite shipwreck whet the appetite yet seldom give its exact location. It was in response to this frustration that Robert Bachand set out to write “Scuba Northeast.” This book includes selected shipwrecks and dive sites of Rhode Island to New Jersey. As much as possible, the exact position of wrecks has been included. Wrecks of course, are not the sole reason many dive. The northeast waters also harbor a profuse and diverse marine life, giving sightseers, underwater photographers and "food collectors" additional reason for pursuing this great sport. (Adapted from Foreword)
Margins: A Naturalist Meets Long Island Sound, by Mary Parker Buckles North Point Press: 1997 (ISBN: 0865475164)
Northeast Lights: lighthouse and lightships, Rhode Island to Cape May, New Jersey, by Robert Bachand Sea Sports Publications: 1989 (ISBN: 0961639938)
This Fine Piece of Water: An Environmental History of Long Island Sound, by Tom Anderson Yale University Press: 2002 (ISBN: 0300082509)
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Empty Oceans, Empty Nets - a documentary about the decline of marine fisheries.
Long Island Sound Study Online (Environmental Protection Agency)
MYSound (University of Connecticut Department of Marine Sciences
WTNH.com - monitor weather at The Maritime Aquarium.
Seafoodwatch.org - Offering recommendations for consumers.
SeaChoice.org - Also offers recommendations for consumers.
The Ocean Project - Ocean Conservation through Education, Awareness & Networking.
Norwalk Seaport Association
Ocean Science Careers (Virginia Institute of Marine Science, with links to other sites)