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Tracking Ocean State Quahogs

  • Coastal Institute Auditorium URI Bay Campus Tarzwell Drive Narragansett, RI, 02882 United States (map)

About: It’s suspected that parts of Narragansett Bay act as sanctuaries for adult clam spawning, while other regions act as settlement areas for the next generation of quahogs. Both areas are important to identify for the long-term sustainability of the species. Researchers Scott Rutherford of Roger Williams University and Chris Kincaid of the URI Graduate School of Oceanography will discuss their work investigating how current flow through Narragansett Bay influences where quahog larvae go when released from a specific place. Conor McManus, a biologist at R.I. Department of Environmental Management, will discuss how DEM is applying this research to management. This event is free, and light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Meredith Haas at
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