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Stone, Sturgeon, and Golden Eyes:  Celebrating RI Natural History Week

Stone, Sturgeon, and Golden Eyes: Celebrating RI Natural History Week

It lay on the Block Island beach in October, looking for all the world like a medieval missile. Four feet long, body fortified with bony plates. A shortnose sturgeon, a fish that normally resides in rivers and a species that has been cruising around North American waters for 70 million years, had somehow washed up on the beach, at least twelve miles from the nearest river.  How did it get […]

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New Hope for Urban Waterways

New Hope for Urban Waterways

Note: This is a .pdf file from 41N Magazine, a publication from Sea Grant and the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography. 41N_Summer16_Urbanwaterways

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Remove All Obstructions: The Long, Slow Road to Restoring Rhode Island’s Rivers

Remove All Obstructions: The Long, Slow Road to Restoring Rhode Island’s Rivers

There are roughly 800 dams still in existence in the tiny state of Rhode Island,  some of which date back to the colonial era. Read about the work being done to restore the rivers they stopped to their original state in a story that I wrote for 41°N magazine, a publication of Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island. remove_all_obstructions_2015

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Sea Level Rise and Salt Marsh Migration
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Sea Level Rise and Salt Marsh Migration

Introduction: This is a story I wrote for 41°N, Rhode Island’s Ocean and Coastal Magazine, a publication of Rhode Island Sea Grant and the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island .  It revolves around an impact of sea level rise that may surprise some: the destruction of salt marshes.  These are a vital part of the ecosystem, and this tale explains and explores the issue. http://issuu.com/41n_rhodeislandseagrant/docs/41degreesnorth-winter15/30  

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