Long Island Sound Rebounding From Centuries of Abuse, Faces Global Warming

Jul 27th, 2014 | By | Category: General

The combination of salt and fresh water makes estuaries like the Sound among the richest ecosystems on earth. Marine scientists say more than 1,200 different invertebrate species still live in the Sound, along with 170 species of fish. Its shores and marshes serve as a critical stopping point for tens of thousands of migrating birds.

Connecticut’s environmental agency calls Long Island Sound this state’s “largest and most important natural resource.” Federal officials estimate the Sound is responsible, directly or indirectly, for $8.5 billion a year in economic activity in the region.

For more on this story, visit: Long Island Sound Rebounding From Centuries of Abuse, Faces Global Warming – Courant.com.

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