This magazine, a joint publication of Rhode Island Sea Grant and the University of Rhode Island Coastal Institute, investigates a variety of topics, including
sustainable communities, watershed management, fisheries, aquaculture,
and Narragansett Bay research. Available on-line at http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/41N.
Rhode Island Sea Grant Program Guide 2012-2014
Find out about the research, outreach, legal, and educational programs that Sea Grant supports.
Rhode Island Sea Grant Fact Sheets
Rhode Island Sea Grant Communications Office
These 1- to 2-page fact sheets cover topics from bycatch
to hurricanes to horseshoe crabs. Some are available on-line
others can be ordered at $0.50 each, or five for $2.
to Marine Mammals & Turtles of the U.S. Atlantic &
Gulf of Mexico
Kate Wynne and Malia Schwartz
Winner of National Outdoor Book Award 2000.
This is the only guidebook that covers the U.S. Atlantic
species of whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, manatee, and
sea turtles. This book serves as the definitive field guide
for identifying characteristics and habits of these important
marine animals. View
NOW AVAILABLE FROM ALASKA SEA GRANT. Please visit seagrant.uaf.edu/bookstore/.
to Sharks, Tunas & Billfishes of the U.S. Atlantic &
Gulf of Mexico
A joint publication of Rhode Island Sea Grant & NOAA
This publication is a concise, richly visual guide
to 44 highly migratory species, offering at-a-glance physical
descriptions, habitat and distribution information, and diagnostic
and field photographs, including side-by-side comparisons
of many similar species. Includes information about reducing
the risk of shark attack. 124 pages. 2003. View
P1659 | $25 each plus $3 each for U.S. shipping and handling.
Please include $10 for overseas shipping. For bulk order pricing,
please contact Tracy Kennedy at (401) 874-6800.
Shark Identification Placards
A joint publication of Rhode Island Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries
These shark identification placards help differentiate between similar-looking U.S. Atlantic species of pelagic, hammerhead, ridgeback, and non-ridgeback sharks. Cards are laminated for use on the water. $2 each or set of two for $3. The placards may also be downloaded: Pelagics and ridgebacks / Non-ridgebacks and hammerheads
Access to the Rhode Island Coast
Monica Allard Cox (ed.)
This guide to over 340 public access sites in Rhode
Island will bring you to well-known destinations and hidden
treasures in Rhode Island's 21 coastal towns. Descriptions
of each site include uses and amenities, and maps indicate
each site's location along the shore. Color photographs highlight
features, and articles in the guide provide information about
Rhode Island coastal habitats; fishing, surfing, boating,
and birding opportunities; safety tips; urban shorelines;
and more. 84 pages. 2004. Also see: http://seagrant.gso.uri.edu/daytrip.
P1696 | $10 each plus $3 each for shipping and handling.*
* For bulk order pricing and shipping charges for 3 or more
copies, please contact Tracy Kennedy at (401) 874-6800.
Rhode Island Sea Grant Notecards
Rhode Island Sea Grant Communications Office
Rhode Island Sea Grant celebrates 30 years in the Ocean
State with these marine-themed notecards. There are eight
cards per set, with four different designs: a mother and baby
seal, a "king" crab, a pair of sea snails, and a
frog on a lilypad. The cards come attractively packaged with
a raffia ribon, suitable for gift-giving. Click here to see all four designs.
$7 plus $1 shipping & handling
The Jamestown Bridge, 1940-2007: Concept to Demolition
This Jamestown Historical Society Publication, illustrated with numerous photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia, commemorates the history of what was called "perhaps the most bitterly disputed public improvement in Rhode Island history."
$20 plus $3 U.S. shipping & handling ($10 overseas shipping & handling)
Coastal Birds of the Northeast Poster
This full-color poster meticulously depicts 16 birds
that can be found along the Northeast coast.
P1312 | $6.00
Fish of Narragansett Bay Poster
This colorful poster depicts 16 fish species commonly
found in Narragansett Bay. Comes with brochure (see above).
P1144n | $6.00
Guide to Rhode Island's Natural Places
Elizabeth Gibbs et al.
This guide is a must for anyone wanting to discover
Rhode Island, offering descriptions of over 160 sites, and
accurate directions to each site. Includes information on
interesting plants, animals, and habitats to be found in your
travels. Includes detailed map. View
P1372 | $15.00 plus $3 shipping and handling
Aquaculture: The Evolution of the Blue Revolution
Barry A. Costa-Pierce
This authoritative text on ecological aquaculture,
aquaculture ecosystems, and sustainable aquaculture:
- Is the first text relating modern, ecological principles
and analytical approaches to aquaculture
- Provides in-depth analysis of household and village ecosystems
and the social ecology of international aquaculture development
- Includes detailed discussions of aquaculture farming systems
methods used to revise the entire way traditional aquaculture
extension is organized and conducted
- Is suitable for ecosystems managers and researchers concerned
with the roles of aquaculture in aquatic resource management,
fisheries enhancement, and natural ecosystems
Illustrated hardback book. 328 pages. $110 plus
$10 shipping and handling to U.S. addresses, $20 shipping
and handling to non-U.S. addresses. Click here to download the order form.
Essential Fish Habitat: A Model-Based Approach
Allison K. DeLong and Jeremy S. Collie
This booklet describes an improvement on the method of defining
essential fish habitat that currently designates most of the
species' range as "essential." This new approach
can be used to obtain smooth and continuous regions representing
any desired population percentile.
P1695 | $3 | pdf
The Northern Quahog: The Biology of Mercenaria mercenaria
Michael A. Rice
This comprehensive book offers detailed information
on the hard clam's biology and ecology, fishery, and methods
of aquaculture. 68 pages.
P1276n | $6 | pdf
Open Ocean Aquaculture: From Research to Commercial Reality
C. J. Bridger and Barry A. Costa-Pierce (eds.)
This publication compiles 34 papers from the Open Ocean
Aquaculture Symposium. Theme sessions included marine policy,
social and economic benefits and impacts, ocean engineering,
environmental impacts, candidate species, and logistics. 351
Order from World Aquaculture Society, firstname.lastname@example.org.
$53 members; $88 nonmembers.
Barry A. Costa-Pierce et al. (eds.)
Fishery products are the world's most important source
of animal protein, especially for the poor. As millions of
people are moving from rural, inland areas to coastal cities,
there is a need to make urban areas centers of production,
particularly using recycled wastewater. Authors from the United
States, Europe, and Asia offer reviews of these issues. 304
Order from CABI
Bicyclist's Guide to Aquidneck Island
This map of bicycle routes along Aquidneck Island roads
includes sites of interest/parking, rules, and safety tips.
P1468A | $1
Ecological Engineering: Special dredge issue
A special issue of Ecological Engineering has been produced
based on the NOAA-Sea Grant Symposium on the Beneficial Uses
of Dredge Materials for Coastal Ecosystem Restoration.
- Editorial: "Use of dredge materials for coastal
restoration" by B.A. Costa-Pierce and M.P. Weinstein
- "Beneficial use of dredged material to enhance the
restoration trajectories of formerly diked lands" by
M.P. Weinstein and L.L. Weishar
- "Innovative erosion control involving the beneficial
use of dredge material, indigenous vegetation and landscaping
along the Lake Erie Shoreline" by E.J. Comoss, D.A.
Kelly, and H.Z. Leslie
- "Detrimental effects of sedimentation on marine benthos:
What can be learned from natural processes and rates?"
by D.C. Miller, C.L. Muir, and O.A. Hauser
Ecological Engineering 19(3). 2002. 51 pages.
P1643 | $25
Science for Ecosystem-based Management: Narragansett Bay in the 21st Century
Alan Desbonnet and Barry A. Costa-Pierce (eds.)
Science for Ecosystem-based Management: Narragansett Bay in the 21st Century addresses the broad problem of coastal nutrient pollution. In the United States, approximately two-thirds of the coastal rivers and bays are moderately to severely degraded from nutrient pollution. However, debatescontinue about how large a problem nutrient pollution is and what actions to take, and since effective management requires decisions at a local scale, an in-depth case study can provide valuable guidance. 2007. For more information on the book, click here. To order from Amazon.com, click here.