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Living Creatures (besides human beings)

These groups are involved with living creatures.

URI Wetland Ecology and Herpetology Lab

"The work of our group is directed at understanding the ecology of wetland ecosystems and amphibians and reptiles and quantifying impacts of humans' activities on them. Our overall goal is to develop and aid in the implementation of achievable and practical solutions that will protect biodiversity but allow for management activities in natural areas. Much of our research is done in national parks and preserves in the United States, China, Thailand, and Indonesia."

From the website, June 4, 2019.

Beavertail Aquarium

The RI Park Naturalist program runs the Beavertail Aquarium, which is housed in what was the foghorn house for the Beavertail Lighthouse.  The tanks in the aquarium are set up to imitate the environment of the Jamestown shoreline.  From crabs to fish and shellfish, there's always something new to discover at the aquarium.  Staff collect samples of marine life for the aquarium and return them to their natural habitat after a couple of weeks. They also facilitate tidal pool explorations along the shore at low tide, and host special events such as Bioluminescence Night.

RI Environmental Monitoring Collaborative

"The Rhode Island Environmental Monitoring Collaborative (RIEMC) was statutorily established to coordinate environmental monitoring strategies among a broad range of partners as well as to identify state monitoring priorities. The RIEMC brings together stakeholders from executive agencies, university-based programs, non-governmental organizations, and others to enhance coordination and collaboration." Read more.

- From the website, August 2, 2018

New England Fishery Management Council

"The New England Fishery Management Council, one of eight regional councils established by federal legislation in 1976, is charged with conserving and managing fishery resources from three to 200 miles off the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut" 

- From the website, July 20,2018

The council also connects the fishing industry with information about the development of offshore wind projects.

Biomes Marine Biology Center

"The Biomes Center is New England's only private marine education facility and the most hands-on aquarium in the region. We've been providing interactive marine biology programs for schools and families since 1989.

"We specialize in teaching children and adults about the marine animals of Narragansett Bay and the Atlantic Ocean."

- From the website, July 7, 2018


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