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Narragansett Bay

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If the benthos could talk: the value of long-term biodiversity monitoring

The tiny critters that burrow, swim, and graze in the benthic (bottom) habitats of marine ecosystems are often monitored over long time periods so that researchers can measure changes in biodiversity over time. Read on to find out how researchers used long-term benthic data from Narragansett Bay to link human activities with changes in biodiversity. […]

Disease affects New England Lobsters

Lobster, an important crustaceous member of inshore rocky bottom ecosystems in southern New England and a favorite sweet-meated-treat of many New Englanders, has shown a decline in abundance corresponding with an increase in enzootic shell disease (ESD) since the early 1990s. Castro et al. reviewed fifteen years of research on ESD in Rhode Island’s Narragansett […]

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