The Coalition’s focus this spring and summer will be on reaching out to the island community and off-island stakeholder groups for feedback on proposed seagrass management areas.
The grant will deliver an outreach program to stakeholder communities presenting scenarios for eelgrass protection at Fishers Island, New York, and New London, Connecticut.
A well-camouflaged Least Sandpiper foraging for food among eelgrass on Fishers Island. Photo by Connor Jones. Eelgrass still plays an important role in the ecosystem even after it has died. In this case, it provides habitat for small invertebrates and crustaceans which in turn become food for migrating shorebirds.
The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition will be holding it's next Coalition meeting on Wednesday, November 18th from 11am-2pm EST via Zoom. If you are not a Coalition member, but would still like to join and observe, please email the FISM Coordinator, Connor Jones, at email@example.com for more details.
An update on the FISM Coalition: October 2020 October 21, 2020 The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition has spent the summer and fall continuing its path towards protecting the island’s eelgrass ecosystems. Eelgrass, the most common species of seagrass around Fishers Island, is an incredibly important species of marine plant. The roughly 350
FISM: Eelgrass vs. Algae October 1, 2020 By Connor Jones, FISM Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org You are walking on the beach on a breezy fall day and come across something thin, green and plant-like washed up on the beach. You know it came from the ocean, but how do you tell if it is a plant
Long Island Sound’s Ecosystem Engineers By Connor Jones Eelgrass, or Zostera marina, is a type of seagrass found in the estuaries and coastlines of the northern hemisphere. One of 72 species of seagrass found around the world, eelgrass is a true plant (an angiosperm), with roots, stems, leaves, seeds, and of course, flowers! Although
Fishers Island Seagrass Management Coalition Update Spring 2020 Connor Jones, FISM Coordinator, in the HLFM Sanctuary, April 2020. The Fishers Island Seagrass Management (FISM) Coalition is getting ready to go into its fourth summer of activities. Even during these challenging times, we are still committed to the efforts required to protect our
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