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Don’t Forget Your Skin This Fall

The calendar doesn’t care about your health.  Just because it now says “September” doesn’t mean you should lay off the sunscreen.  SoundWaters has been designated by skin care brand, Stream2Sea, as their Featured Nonprofit Partner for the month of September. Many popular sunscreens and body care products have toxic chemicals that cause irreversible damage to coral […]

Live Music

Live music on the HarborFest Stage 10:30am – 12:30pm: Silver Steel 1:00pm -3:00pm: School of Rock 4:00pm – 6:00pm: Charlie Scopoletti & The Truth

HarborFest Boat Rides sponsored by ShopRite

Stamford Harbor Boat Rides, presented by ShopRite See Stamford like never before: from the deck of an 80-foot ship. You’re invited aboard the Schooner SoundWaters as it cruises past beautiful Stamford Yacht Club and the graceful waterfront homes of Stamford Harbor. Bring your camera and enjoy the ride. Departure Times: 11:00am; 12:30pm & 2:00pm • […]

Prehistoric Creatures At The Beach

Hoping to see the ecological wonders of the natural world? No need to travel to the Galapagos or Costa Rica or Alaska.  Extraordinary events unfold right here, at your local beach, in the local ecosystem of Long Island Sound! Yellowstone might have massive elk migrations and Nebraska can boast the Sandhill cranes, but we have […]

Screening Your Sunscreen

It’s hot, it’s sunny and you don’t want to get burned so you lather on sunscreen head to toe.  A no-brainer, right?  Well, it turns out there is one more thing we need to consider beyond SPF and price when we choose our sunscreen:  the environment. In this New York Times article we learn about […]

41° 0’24.73″N, 73°31’14.45″W – Where is that?

SoundWaters high school interns know that is where you will find our research vessel twice a month. Our interns head out onto the Sound bi-weekly aboard our 25′ research vessel to collect water and plankton samples. The students analyze the samples to determine plankton abundance and water quality in support of the local shell fishing […]

As the saying goes: “It all flows downhill.”

Today’s heavy rains are a good reminder of “downstream effects.” Weather reports will talk about the amount of rain and local flooding, but rarely do we hear about where all this water goes. The answer? Downstream. And around here, downstream means Long Island Sound. As that water washes towards the Sound — via streams, brooks, […]