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Bullard Receives Grant for Sea Squirts Research
The award to Bullard was one of only 18 grants totaling $347,206 from the Long Island Sound (LIS) Fund, created to support projects that benefit the Sound, and funded primarily through the sale of Preserve the Sound license plates.
Bullard, who received a summer stipend from the university to pursue his research, is studying the ascidian Didemnun sp. (sea squirt), an aggressive and rapidly spreading marine invertebrate that has become established on both coasts of the U.S. As he gains an understanding of the basic ecology of the sea squirt, Bullard hopes to devote future study to methods of eradicating it or limiting its spread before it overpowers ecosystems and overwhelms valuable shellfish beds.
In awarding the grants, Governor Rell said, “The Long Island Sound is one of Connecticut’s most precious natural resources, and in these final weeks of summer, thousands will be enjoying its tremendous recreational opportunities. We must do everything we can to preserve and protect it and make certain our children and grandchildren have the opportunity to enjoy it.” She was joined at the ceremony by state legislators and commissioners and local officials.