BioBlitz 2013: The Year of the Flood (Sort of)
By     |    Jun 16, 2013
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BioBlitz 2013: The Year of the Flood (Sort of)

“Every great scientific theory starts out by wandering around in the mud and the rain.” David Gregg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey stood precariously atop a folding chair. Dressed in his trademark bush hat and fly fishing vest, his lanky frame looked out over a crowd of people dressed in waders, fancy foul weather gear, plastic-bag-cheap ponchos, shorts, boots, and sandals. The faces were smiling, but […]

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Sharks, Skates, and Chemistry: What can they Tell Us?
By     |    Jun 5, 2013
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Sharks, Skates, and Chemistry: What can they Tell Us?

Could sharks and skates play a role in our understanding of climate change impacts? What role might they play in helping people choose only fresh food? Or could these fish actually help scientists develop drought resistant crops? These are the kinds of questions URI Graduate student Abigail Bockus wonders about. And that is why, at the moment, she is using one hand to hold down a four-foot spiny dogfish shark […]

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Flashback: BioBlitz 2012
By     |    Jun 3, 2013
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Flashback: BioBlitz 2012

Note: This  June 7 & 8,  Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS.org) will host the 14th annual BioBlitz.  In anticipation of that amazing adventure, here’s a look at last year’s festivities. “Check this out!” A noisy gathering of teenagers jog up to David Gregg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS).   One teen holds a plastic container with a snake inside.  “We found a dead brown snake!” […]

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