The Schooner: From Workboat to New England Icon

    Today, these double-masted sailboats carry sunset-seeking passengers and win regatta trophies. Yesterday, most of them were tractor trailers of the 19th century, with holds full of ice, mackerel, lumber, granite, coal, and produce. The bounty—and beauty—of...

Simmering the Sea

    Singing the Praises of Under-loved Ocean Animals Imagine that you are in your favorite seafood restaurant, hungrily awaiting the first course of the evening meal. The server arrives carrying a tray: “Who had the chowder with limpets? And the razor clam and fava...

A Bite of the Ocean

    It’s August, and we’re finally getting a day without stifling humidity. The flowers outside Chef Rizwan Ahmed’s home seem renewed by the recent rain. The decline in temperatures means the chef can entertain with the windows open, a gentle breeze tickling the lace...

Spreading the Love About Seaweed

    Like most farmers, Cindy West of Moonstone Oysters is ready for work before the sun is up. It’s early April, and she and her crew are dressed in plenty of layers against the chill. There’s chatter about last night’s Bruins game as they load equipment. Among the...

Skimming a Plastic Wave

    Rhode Island environmentalist Jamie Rhodes eats plastic. Granted, he’s only eating little specks, enclosed in oysters. But still, says Rhodes, “I am eating plastic. If you are going to eat shellfish, you are going to get microplastics into your body.” Actually,...

Catching Quahog Crooks

It’s a beautiful fall day on Narragansett Bay. After a week of humid, 80-degree days, temperatures have dropped to the mid-60s. Chill runs through the air, but no wind. Environmental police officers Kevin Snow and Charlie Jackman—members of the Rhode Island Department...

The Schooner: From Workboat to New England Icon

    Today, these double-masted sailboats carry sunset-seeking passengers and win regatta trophies. Yesterday, most of them were tractor...

Simmering the Sea

    Singing the Praises of Under-loved Ocean Animals Imagine that you are in your favorite seafood restaurant, hungrily awaiting the first...

A Bite of the Ocean

    It’s August, and we’re finally getting a day without stifling humidity. The flowers outside Chef Rizwan Ahmed’s home seem renewed by...

Spreading the Love About Seaweed

    Like most farmers, Cindy West of Moonstone Oysters is ready for work before the sun is up. It’s early April, and she and her crew are...

Skimming a Plastic Wave

    Rhode Island environmentalist Jamie Rhodes eats plastic. Granted, he’s only eating little specks, enclosed in oysters. But still, says...

Catching Quahog Crooks

It’s a beautiful fall day on Narragansett Bay. After a week of humid, 80-degree days, temperatures have dropped to the mid-60s. Chill runs...

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