March 27: How Oysters Alter Coastal Waters

JOIN US for a discussion on new research looking at how oysters – which can filter over a gallon of water every...

Block Island Wind Farm

Recreational and Commercial Fishermen View the Block Island Wind Farm Through a Different Lens

By Todd McLeish | Courtesy of URI Today KINGSTON, R.I. – January 10, 2019 – Commercial fishermen have very different...

Rhode Island Sea Grant Call for Research Proposals for $2 Million Investment

Narragansett––Rhode Island Sea Grant is now accepting pre-proposal submissions for research projects that will be funded from February 1, 2020...

Rhode Island Sound’s Role in Fueling Harmful Algal Blooms in Narragansett Bay

Anchored boats and buoys slowly emerge from and vanish back into the fog that lays thick across the water’s surface...

The Murder Mystery of Narragansett Bay’s Winter Flounder

For decades, winter flounder have been disappearing from Narragansett Bay, but the question remains: What, or who, is killing them...

A Sinking State and a Rising Sea: Salt Marshes Provide the Answer

Rhode Island’s historic coastal cities, such as Newport and Providence, were built on ground that is slowly sinking and has...

Researchers Assess Community Support for Shellfish Aquaculture in Rhode Island

Over the past 20 years, the amount of submerged land used for aquaculture in Rhode Island has been growing steadily,...

Quahog Hot Spots in Narragansett Bay

Some areas of Narragansett Bay, such as Barrington Beach, are well-known quahog hot spots. But how did they get that...

Cashing in on Offshore Sand Deposits

There are offshore sand deposits that could be used to replenish R.I. beaches less expensively than land-based sources - but what will the consequences be?

New URI Study to Look at Impacts of Block Island Wind Farm on Recreation & Tourism

BOEM Contracts URI for New Project to Identify Impacts of Offshore Wind Farm Analysis Focusing on Effects of Block Island Wind...

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