Category Archives: Conservation

Stumbling Upon an Elusive Wood Turtle

by Todd McLeish I’ve thought of myself as a turtle guy since as far back as I can remember. Most summer days during my early childhood were spent wading in neighborhood ponds to stalk painted turtles and spotted turtles with … Continue reading

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Marine Mammals of Rhode Island, Part 2, North Atlantic Right Whale

by Robert D. Kenney The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis) (abbreviated NARW) is one of three species of right whales, with the other two occurring in the North Pacific and Southern Ocean. They are closely related to the bowhead … Continue reading

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BioBlitz Registration Now Open

All participants MUST pre-register and be assigned to a team. Registration (NOW OPEN): …with Friday catered dinner and Saturday continental breakfast: $20 RINHS members, $30 non-members …with no meals: $10 RINHS members, $15 non-members …latest in the famous RI BioBlitz … Continue reading

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RINHS has jobs for youth crew and wildlife ecologist

RINHS is looking for a fulltime wildlife ecologist and for youth crew leader, assistant leader, and crew member. See the Jobs Page for full details.

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Marine Mammals of Rhode Island, Part 1, Historical Context

by Robert D. Kenney Some three dozen species of marine mammals are known to occur in Narragansett Bay, Block Island Sound, Rhode Island Sound, and nearby coastal and continental shelf areas. Their occurrence in the region has been reviewed in … Continue reading

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Exec’s Blog: Can’t live with ’em, can’t shoot ’em.

Introductory Remarks by David W. Gregg, Executive Director, RINHS, at the opening the 16th annual Ecology of Rhode Island conference, organized by RINHS on the topic of “Trends in Human-Wildlife Interaction”, held March 29, 2012, in North Kingstown, RI. The … Continue reading

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