41N magazine41°N Magazine
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

Rhode Island Sea Grant Strategic Plan 2014-2017
Download pdf.

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 at; others can be ordered at $0.50 each, or five for $2.

Guide to Marine Mammals and TurtlesGuide 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 sample pages.

Sharks, Tunas & BillfishesGuide to Sharks, Tunas & Billfishes of the U.S. Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico
A joint publication of Rhode Island Sea Grant & NOAA Fisheries
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 sample page.
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

Public Access to the Rhode Island CoastPublic 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:
P1696 | $10 each plus $3 each for shipping and handling.* | pdf
* For bulk order pricing and shipping charges for 3 or more copies, please contact Tracy Kennedy at (401) 874-6800.

Coastal Birds of the Northeast Poster
Roberta Furgalack
This full-color poster meticulously depicts 16 birds that can be found along the Northeast coast.
P1312 | $6.00

Fish of Narragansett Bay Poster
LaVie McDonald
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 PlacesA 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 sample pages.
P1372 | $15.00 plus $3 shipping and handling

Book coverScience 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.
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