NOAA http://ripr.org en Ocean State To Receive Millions To Help Local Fishermen http://ripr.org/post/ocean-state-receive-millions-help-local-fishermen <p>Rhode Island will receive nearly $2 million in relief funds to help fishermen hit by sharp cuts in catch limits.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 12:48:38 +0000 Catherine Welch 34408 at http://ripr.org It’s The Season For Seal Pupping Along Coastal New England http://ripr.org/post/it-s-season-seal-pupping-along-coastal-new-england <p>It’s that time of year when gray and harbor seals come ashore to give birth, but most of the birthing will happen north of us.</p><p></p><p></p><p>For harbor seals, Rhode Island is kind of their Florida. They arrive when the weather gets cold and leave by baseball season. URI emeritus research scientist Robert Kenny said harbor seals then go north to give birth, and there’s a good reason why that won’t happen on Rhode Island’s shores.</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:10:28 +0000 Catherine Welch 32386 at http://ripr.org It’s The Season For Seal Pupping Along Coastal New England Investigating Rhode Island's Tsunami http://ripr.org/post/investigating-rhode-islands-tsunami <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font face="Cambria,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size:16pt;">Scientists are still trying to understand what caused ocean levels across the state to fluctuate last month without warning. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:43:24 +0000 Bradley Campbell 18105 at http://ripr.org Investigating Rhode Island's Tsunami Flood Awareness Week in Rhode Island http://ripr.org/post/flood-awareness-week-rhode-island <p></p><p>This week is Flood Awareness Week.&nbsp; The week is a partnership between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, and encourages New England residents to be vigilant as we enter into our rainier seasons.&nbsp;</p><p>This month marks the third anniversary of the major flooding that hit the Rhode Island, which resulted in damage statewide.</p><p>You can learn more about flood safety by visiting <a href="http://www.ready.gov/floods">http://www.ready.gov/floods</a></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:18:31 +0000 John Bender 12273 at http://ripr.org Flood Awareness Week in Rhode Island