New research projects to focus on coastal resilience

The Day newspaper describes new CT Sea Grant projects in their article “New research projects to focus on coastal resilience.” Our project will look into factors and patterns such as temperature and salinity that influence Vibrio parahaeomolyticus, a naturally occurring bacterial pathogen that can infect oysters, cause human illness, and lead to shellfishing closures. The research team also includes Dr. Evan Ward (UCONN Marine Sciences) and Dr. Kristin DeRosia-Banick (CT Department of Agriculture).

A Sea Change in Marine Technology

Mike Whitney was interviewed for OceansLIVE TV episode “A Sea Change in Marine Technology” while onboard the 38th voyage of the Charles W. Morgan on July 11, 2014.  He discussed the GPS-tracked surface drifters released from the Charles W. Morgan to study ocean current connections in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.  The drifters were funded by UCONN Marine Sciences, UCONN Avery Point, and Connecticut Sea Grant.  PhD student Yan Jia worked with undergraduate Steven Deveaux to make robust surface ocean drifters modified from designs by Jim Manning at the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center Drifter Program.