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Listening for Fish: Acoustic Array in RI Waters
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Listening for Fish: Acoustic Array in RI Waters

The waters off Rhode Island have been a black hole when it comes to knowing the habits and migrations of many fish species. True, some fish carry acoustic tags that produce a signal which could relay an abundance of information. Trouble was, there was nothing around here to listen to that signal. That began to change recently with the deployment of an “acoustic array”, a dozen listening devices designed to […]

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20 Years of Sorting Life with Rhode Island Natural History Survey

20 Years of Sorting Life with Rhode Island Natural History Survey

NOTE: This story originally appeared in RI Central Newspapers 6/6/19. David Gregg, executive director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS) sits under a canopy at a long table sorting ants. There are perhaps a dozen or so that he has recently collected contained in a tiny bottle. He separates them before handing them off to an ant expert who will do the job of telling the difference between […]

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