Oceans of Opportunity

Month: July 2008

In the Field: Summertime Blues

In Fall 2008, an OO field team, joined by Dr. Brad Wetherbee from the University of Rhode Island, ventured more than 30 miles off of the Rhode Island coast to document and interact with the local sharks found off our shores. The northeast US provides a haven for many transient shark species, and this expedition…

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In the Field : Jamestown, a Reef from Ruins

The ‘Old Jamestown Bridge’ spanning nearly 7000 feet across Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island was demolished during a controlled demolition in 2006. Debris from this project was strategically placed offshore to create two new reef habitats. A field team including researchers from the University of Rhode Island, the RI Department of Environmental Management, the RI…

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