Category Archives: Environment

Are Menhaden Making a Comeback?

Are Menhaden Making a Comeback? Many years ago menhaden were prolific along the shores of Long Island Sound. So abundant that mass die offs occured in some back bays due to low oxygen. I kid you not. That all changed … Continue reading

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Shark Sighting in Long Island Sound

Shark Sighting in Long Island Sound. As a kid I did caught dogfish in Long Island Sound. Easy to do soaking sand worms on the bottom. Now they are definitely sharks, but they are small and have no sharp teeth. … Continue reading

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Horseshoe Crab Blood is $60,000 a Gallon

Back in July I did a post stating that one day a horseshoe crab may save your life. Well let’s get a little deeper into it. The blue colored blood from the lowly horseshoe crab is worth $60,000 a gallon … Continue reading

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Flesh-Eating Bacteria in Long Island Sound

This summer an extraordinarily high number of flesh-eating bacteria cases occurred in Connecticut. Let me put it into perspective for you.  In the past decade only seven cases have been diagnosed in the state.  This summer five cases were reported … Continue reading

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Timber Rattlesnakes in Connecticut

Timber Rattlesnakes in Connecticut, Been awhile since I did a post on these critters. In fact it was ten years ago. No I didn’t come across another one, but I did see a sign that reminded me of their presence. … Continue reading

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