Cape Verdean Museum Opens in Pawtucket

New museum celebrates the island nation’s culture.

Imagination Powers “Blue” Education

Blue education programs from grade school to grad school foster next generation of ocean leaders.

Whirlwind II: Evolution of a Boat

A rich celebration of craft, history, technology, and sailing.

Catching Waves for Heath

The evolution of surf therapy is transforming communities; improving both physical and mental health.

Seeing Yourself in Science

After-school STEM programs offer students skills, role models, and community.

Cooking with Confidence

“Cook a Fish, Eat a Fish” class dispels misconceptions around local seafood with demonstrations from professional chefs.

Not Too Late: Book Review

Changing the climate story from despair to possibility.


Rhode Island’s Ocean and Coastal Magazine

– From the Archive –

Training Landscape Stewards

Rhode Island Agricultural Workforce Development Program is fostering career growth while helping safeguard ecosystems.


The USCG plays a critical role in enforcement and search and rescue—always ready to tackle emerging issues such as IUU fishing and opening of the Arctic.

Women Take the Helm

How the Newport sailing community is slowly elevating female sailors.

Dirty, Muddy, Cold, and Wet––And Loving It

Oyster farm workers describe their calling.

Taking Root

Environmental activists in Providence grow local efforts to tackle climate change and systemic issues and injustices.

Shell Company

The past, present, and future of selling seashell art.

Shoreline Access App Gets an Update

Rhode Island Sea Grant worked to update important shoreline access points on a web app to ensure better accessibility across the state.

Forging On

The Last of the Quahog Tong Makers

Boosting the Band of Boatbuilders

Blending of Traditional and Modern Boatbuilding.

Solidarity Through Seafood

Connecting Communities Through Local Seafood

Cold Water Women

Building Connections in a Niche Surfing Community

Whaling Captains of Color

America’s First Meritocracy

Wampum Craft

The Power of a Purple Shell

Liberian-styled Fried Fish

Connecting Communities Through Local Seafood

Kelp On The Cusp

Powdered, pickled, or brewed, the savory seaweed may finally be having its moment.

Community Upraising

How a devastating fire rallied neighbors around Wickford Shipyard’s George and Dominic Zachorne.

Saving an Endangered Species and Iconic Fishery

Can we save the North Atlantic Right whale and protect fisheries?

Moving On Up

Rising water in Warren prompts officials to consider development and relocation plans to move people and businesses out of the floodplain.

Whose Right?

Coastal access is constitutional in Rhode Island, but controversial.

Building an Ocean Expedition

What it takes to study the oceans.

South Providence’s “Slice of Water Access”

Restoring public access in Providence.

Into The Deep: Book Review

A memoir from the man who found the Titanic.

Architecture for the Birds, the Bees, and the Rising Seas

“Ecological Piers” in Touisset Refuge illustrate environmental change, connect visitors to the landscape, and provide habitat for birds and bees.

A River Runs Through It

Antiquated dams are putting Rhode Island cities and towns in peril.

Climate Migrants Altering Marine Communities

Warming waters welcome new species further north, changing the landscape.

Cage Fight

Oyster farmers face off against objectors to their expansion plans.

The Birth of Ocean Science in Rhode Island

Two late-19th century scientists established the first marine labs in Rhode Island. Though the labs were short-lived, their vision has been realized.

Green Grab Cuisine

A culinary solution to invasive species.

Call Me Climate Refugee

Moby-Dick offers first-hand insights into whale behavior and biology, but also serves as a warning about ignoring climate change.

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