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On Watch – Justin M. Smith

By Chris Szepessy

On Watch – Justin M. Smith

Later this month, Justin Smith is embarking on a very ambitious journey to raise money for a worthy cause. Justin, age 12, will be sailing his 8-foot Optimist across the Long Island Sound singlehanded, and he is seeking donors to help fund a project to restore the Sound’s ecosystem. “I really like sailing, and during the summer I primarily sail in the Long Island Sound,” says Justin, who lives in Muttontown, a village in the Town of Oyster…

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Sound Environment

The Search for Megalops

By Benjamin Cesare

The Search for Megalops

Become a Part of The Sound School’s Connecticut Blue Crab Population Habitat Study 2010-2015 © Steve Joseph   During the summer of 2011, The Sound School Regional Aquaculture Center in New Haven, CT invited members of the public, blue crabbers, teachers and students to become more involved in learning about the rapid population increase of blue crabs in our waters. Key to this study is the identification of blue crab recruitment sites – the post-plankton larval stages called “Megalops.” Over…

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Publisher's Log

2012 August – Sail with Others

By Chris Gill

2012 August –  Sail with Others

When I was younger, I used to sail on lots of other people’s boats and the experience of learning about new boats and meeting new people was a big part of what I loved about sailing. But, as I got older, I’d met a lot of people and sailed on lots of boats, so my boating schedule became simple – sail on my own boat when I wanted, with whom I wanted…comfortable and easy.

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