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Rhode Island Sea Grant Invests $1.5M in Fisheries and Climate Research

Narragansett –– Rhode Island Sea Grant has awarded nearly $1.5 million over the next two years to research projects focused on topics from local seafood consumption, shellfish disease and population dynamics to the impacts of climate change on commercially important species in Narragansett Bay, beach erosion, and the ecological and human implications associated with the
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Time to Disclose Threats to Coastal Property Buyers?

Rhode Island doesn’t require disclosure to potential property buyers of future sea level rise and other climate-related threats. Is it time to change that? By Dan Kopin | 41˚N As Rhode Island prepares for sea levels to rise three to five feet or more, as well as for more frequent and intense storms due to
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Touring Historic Storms in Rhode Island

“Touring Historic Storms in Rhode Island,” is a new map journal that showcases the some of the most major storms to hit the state, including the Great Hurricane of 1938, Hurricane Carol (1954), and Superstorm Sandy (2012). Historical photographs are combined with storm track images and flood maps generated from STORMTOOLS  and can be located
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Mussels photo by Matthew Stavro

High School Culinary Students to Compete in Seafood Cook-off

Join us: Monday, May 9, 3-5 p.m. Chariho Area Career and Technical Center 459 Switch Road Wood River Junction, RI Save the date for this second annual Rhode Island Seafood Cook-off for high school culinary students, hosted at Chariho Area Career and Technical Center. Student teams from the Chariho Area Career & Technical Center, the Warwick
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Ocean SAMP Celebrates Success after 5 years

By Shaun Kirby | Courtesy of RICentral NARRAGANSETT—“When this process began, no one was confident that it would work,” said Ken Payne of the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography on the Ocean Special Area Management Plan. Five years later, the collaboration between numerous stakeholder groups has developed a policy document which has helped
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Mallows Bay Ship Graveyard a Map for Rhode Island

Site suggests the future for Bold Point’s wrecks. Mallows Bay, a remote stretch of the Potomac River in Maryland, 30 miles downriver from Washington, D.C., is the largest ship graveyard in the nation. It contains over 230 individual wrecks, including over 100 steam vessels manufactured during World War I. This site, which is currently on
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Aquaculture and Recreation in Coastal Salt Ponds

Resources managers seek to strike a balance between competing uses of Rhode Island’s salt ponds. This research looks at people’s attitudes towards aquaculture, current uses of the ponds, and what impacts climate change will have.

Prentice Stout shows campers a moon snail egg mass.

Prentice Stout Paints a Portrait of Point Judith Pond

“Why is Point Judith important? It’s important because it’s important to me. And it’s important to some of you too, I assume, since you’re here.” Local author and Camp Fuller educator Prentice Stout highlighted the importance of cultivating a personal relationship with local natural places in a talk given on March 9th at the Kettle
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Ocean SAMP collage

Join Us for an Ocean SAMP Update

Ocean SAMP Five-Year Achievements Join the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) and the University of Rhode Island (URI) on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 5:00-8:30 p.m. for this special stakeholder meeting to celebrate the past five years of the Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan (Ocean SAMP) – this is an opportunity to be updated
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Law Lecture Focuses on Shellfish Farming in Salt Ponds

Riparian Privilege: Legal Aspects to Living Along the Shoreline Presented by Dennis Esposito, Adjunct Professor at the Marine Affairs Institute, and Director, Environmental and Land-Use Clinical Externship Program, Roger Williams University School of Law Wednesday, March 30, 2016 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Cross Mills Public Library, 4417 Old Post Road, Charlestown, RI The shellfish
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