In the The Day newspaper article “Charles W. Morgan provides scientific odyssey”, Judy Benson describes a recent Coastal Perspectives lecture by Mike Whitney and Anne DiMonti (Audubon Society) about their experiences on the 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan.
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).
Our release of ocean drifters from the Charles W. Morgan is mentioned in the article “Uncharted Waters” by Lisa Gilbert (lead scientist on our leg of the voyage).
Our release of ocean drifters from the Charles W. Morgan is shown on a WGBH (public TV) broadcast: Charles W. Morgan: Century-Old Whaler Returns to the Sea. Mystic Seaport educator and UConn Avery Point adjunct faculty member Elysa Engelman helps lower the drifters over the side.
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.
Our research with Penny Vlahos on emerging organic contaminants is featured in Research Sleuths Track Down Elusive PFCs in Long Island Sound Watershed by Peg Van Patten published on the NOAA Sea Grant website as a featured story.
Steven Schmidt (Phd Student) was interviewed for Understanding Nature: For Some it’s Second Nature by Patrick McArdle published in the Rutland Herald (March 9, 2014): “Steven Schmidt, the only attendee wearing a Hawaiian shirt instead of a tie, is pursuing his doctorate at the University of Connecticut and hoped to teach someday so he can ‘inspire the next generation.’”
A faculty snapshot of Mike Whitney with an audio podcast describes coastal processes and our research.
How River Water Flows into the Long Island Sound by Christine Buckley published in UCONN Today (July 20, 2010) describes our work on our National Sciences Foundation CAREER Award.
Taking the Pulse of the Thames by Judy Benson published in the The Day paper (June 20, 2010) describes observations on low oxygen levels and physical water properties in the upper Thames River (Norwich, Connecticut).