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In This Issue
From The Director
LI Sound Research
Sturgeon Research
Trawl Workshop
NYC Share-A-Thon
Salmon & Trout Guide


About NY Coastlines
New York Coastlines is a product of NYSG's project
C/PC-11 funded under award NA10OAR4170064 granted to the Research Foundation
of SUNY on behalf of NYSG from the National Sea Grant College Program of the US Dept. of Commerce's NOAA.

Sea Grant is a national network of 32 university- based programs whose research, extension and outreach programs promote better understanding, conservation and use of America's coastal resources. NYSG has been "Bringing Science to the Shore" since 1971 as a joint program of the State University of New York and Cornell University.

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Spring/Summer 2012
New York Coastlines, Vol. 41, No. 1 

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New York Sea Grant

From the Director
 Long Island Sound is truly America's Urban Estuary, with more than 23 million people living within 50 miles of its 600 mile coastline. The economic value of Long Island Sound to the local economy is nearly $9 billion per year, and it has been the subject of research and restoration efforts for many years. The year 2012 will also mark the release of a major synthesis volume focused on Long Island Sound research findings and their management implications. Read on ...

Sound Research "Gets to the Bottom" of Hypoxia, Red Tide
LI Sound Research

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. Read on ...


Identifying Distinct Sturgeon Population Segments
Atlantic Surgeon

The Atlantic Sturgeon, the ancient-looking fish covered with bony plates rather than scales, was once abundant along the eastern seaboard and in major river systems from Labrador to Northern Florida. But human activities such as damming rivers, pollution and extensive harvesting have reduced the number and size of its populations and in February 2012, the Atlantic Sturgeon was federally listed as endangered. Read on ...

Trawl Workshop an International Exchange
GL Trawling

In November 2011 New York Sea Grant and the US Geological Survey brought acclaimed expertise in the design of marine trawls to the Cornell University Biological Field Station on Oneida Lake. Read on ...


NYSMEA's 'Share-A-Thon' A Success

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. Read on ...

Salmon and Trout of Lake Ontario: A Visual Identification Guide
This brochure identifies each trout and salmon species in the Lake Ontario watershed based on accurate color artwork. Read on ...

And, for more NYSG publications check out: This section of our site features some overview publications for the program as well as fact sheets, journal articles, Web sites, YouTube clips and more on a variety of topics. In addition to fisheries, these include: aquatic invasive species, seafood safety, coastal economies (marinas,tourism, other coastal businesses), coastal processes and hazards and coastal communities, habitat restoration, and water quality.

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