Whale Watch Out: Tips for Safe Whale Viewing
Education & Outreach / Fisheries & Aquatic Life / Long Island Sound

Whale Watch Out: Tips for Safe Whale Viewing

Whale watching is one of the most exciting ways to spend time on the water. Kendall Barbery, who manages our Green Infrastructure Program, shares tips to help make sure both you and the whales stay safe. What to look out for: Signs of nearby humpback whales include spouts, light foamy patches of bubbling water, and the fins and … Continue reading

Humpback Whales Return to Feed in Long Island Sound: What Does It Mean?
Fisheries & Aquatic Life / Long Island Sound

Humpback Whales Return to Feed in Long Island Sound: What Does It Mean?

Last month, boaters in Long Island Sound were astonished to encounter humpback whales in the wild – a rare thrill for humans indicating an increasingly healthy food web in the sensitive waters of the Sound. After decades of absence, whales have started returning to the Sound in recent years to feed on increasing numbers of forage … Continue reading

7 Awesome Long Island Sound Public Beaches for Water Quality
Long Island Sound / Water

7 Awesome Long Island Sound Public Beaches for Water Quality

 SoundHealthExplorer.org Publishes New Beach Grades for 2011-2015 Some beach goers rate beaches by the texture of the sand, or the quality of the bathrooms or the price of admission. At Save the Sound, we care about water quality. In an effort to recognize success, Save the Sound is highlighting 7 public Long Island Sound beaches … Continue reading

Clark Avenue Beach, CT
Clean Water / Coastal Resiliency

Clark Avenue Beach, CT

This is the public beach for the Short Beach neighborhood in Branford. The data and field investigations strongly suggest that bacterial pollution at this beach is caused by wet weather/stormwater issues. Three stormwater drains dump either onto the beach itself or just west of the beach. So when it rains, stormwater runoff from neighborhood streets … Continue reading

A Time to Be Grateful: A Healthy Sound for 2016
Birds & Wildlife / Clean Water / Long Island Sound / Support CFE/Save the Sound / Volunteers / Year In Review

A Time to Be Grateful: A Healthy Sound for 2016

This is the eighth and final installment in our “A Time to Be Grateful” series. See all the posts here. The Sound is crying for New Year Action As you make your New Year’s resolutions, there are many ways you can help Long Island Sound. And for that, we are grateful. 2016 New Year’s Resolutions for … Continue reading