Block Island Project Finds Route of Falcon Migration

BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. — During the peak of this year’s fall raptor migration season, scientists from the Biodiversity Research Institute in Maine completed a five-year effort to monitor the movement of falcons on offshore islands along the East Coast. Much of their effort was focused on Block Island, which the researchers say is among the most important stop-over sites for migrating falcons.

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Work Begins to Rebuild Degraded Sapowet Marsh

Work Begins to Rebuild Degraded Sapowet Marsh

TIVERTON, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management recently began work on an improvement project at the Sapowet Marsh Wildlife Management Area. The project, slated for completion in spring 2017, supports efforts to restore a degraded coastal habitat and strengthen the state’s resilience against climate change, according to state officials.

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Warming Oceans Could Mean Boom in Southern New England's Jellyfish Populations

Warming Oceans Could Mean Boom in Southern New England's Jellyfish Populations

JAMESTOWN, R.I. — Many people throughout Rhode Island and southern New England have reported unusually large numbers of jellyfish in recent years. And while this year isn’t turning out to be a big year for jellyfish in Narragansett Bay, some scientists claim that the warming of the oceans may be creating conditions that benefit jellyfish.

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