The Secret Life of Whelks

The Secret Life of Whelks

Local fisherman leads effort to better understand, manage whelk fishery… by Rudi Hempe Photos by Melissa Devine   Underwater, whelks are slow-moving sea snails that like to pry open and devour quahogs. They are also the unlikely focus  of a campaign by an...

Taking Stock of Currents and Quahogs

RESEARCHERS SEEK BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF CLAM DISPERSAL IN NARRAGANSETT BAY by  ZoeGentes Over 39 million clams were harvested from Narragansett Bay in 2012, supporting a $5.15million commercial fishing industry, according to figures by Jeff Mercer, principal...

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