Narragansett Bay is Cleaner Than it’s Been in 150 years

Earlier in June, the “World Oceans Day Summit: Lessons from Narragansett Bay to the Global Ocean,” sponsored by the Newport-based...

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...

Dave Brayton and grandson Evan Riley work together quahogging

Iron Man: Shellfisherman and family describe five decades of quahogging on Narragansett Bay

When Dave Brayton was 23 and fresh out of the Marine Corps, he followed his father and his older brother...

Sarah Schumann’s Shellfish Heritage Tour

Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: Readings from author, Sarah Schumann Author, Sarah Schumann read passages and shared her experiences writing,“Rhode Island’s...

Harmful Algae Species Identified in Narragansett Bay

In Narragansett Bay, the arrival of warm weather can lead to algal blooms that can form large rusty red or green mats...

Truths and Half-truths: Communicating Climate Change

Special report by Barbara Moran | Courtesy of Boston University Ted Smayda was a 28-year-old assistant marine biologist, “just one of...

Lessons in Applied Shellfish Farming

Courtesy of the Providence Journal BRISTOL, R.I.— If you want to become a shellfish farmer, a good place to start isn’t...

Blue mussels not yet the bellwether of NE coastal environment

The following information was released by Brown University: PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Mussels could be the perfect ‘sentinel’ species to signal the health...

The Nitrogen Cycle Lie

The nitrogen cycle seems simple. As a gas, it’s the most abundant element in the atmosphere, but it can quickly...

New Documentary on Narragansett Bay Quahogs

Narragansett Bay quahogs have not only served as a cultural icon to the state, but are also a valuable commodity...

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