Narragansett Bay


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Narragansett Bay,

arm of the Atlantic Ocean, 30 mi (48 km) long and from 3 to 12 mi (4.8–19 km) wide, deeply indenting the state of Rhode Island. Its many inlets provided harbors that were advantageous to colonial trade and later to resort development. At the head of the bay is Providence; at the SE corner of the northern bay portion is Newport. Conanicut Island and Prudence Island are also in Narragansett Bay, which is spanned by Newport Bridge (1969; 1,600 ft/488 m). The bridge links Newport with Jamestown.

Narragansett Bay

an inlet of the Atlantic in SE Rhode Island: contains several islands, including Rhode Island, Prudence Island, and Conanicut Island
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Lobsters were obtained from 3 sources: Narragansett Bay transects (n = 70, plus 4 large lobsters from Rhode Island Sound), LIS (n = 26), and from the "100 Lobsters" project (n = 65, plus 15 reference samples) collected from 1 location (41.
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C-AIM will develop a range of new and innovative scientific techniques to monitor the health of Narragansett Bay, including new methods for predicting pollution and harmful algal blooms, new sensors for measuring nutrients and pollutants, and an open platform for sharing real-time physical, chemical, and biological data on the health of the bay.
In 1980 she moved to Newport, RI where for almost 30 years she enjoyed the beach, restaurants, sightseeing and navigating her boats on Narragansett Bay.
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He volunteered for the Defenders of Greenwich Bay, opposing expansion of a Warwick marina; for Narragansett Bay Watch, opposing an inwater dredge disposal site; and for Concerned Airport Neighbors, opposing the expansion of T.
The program's reserves and high credit quality of the borrowers offset, to some extent, concentration risk posed by the two largest borrowers, Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC) and the city of Warwick, which comprise 48% and 16%, respectively, of the pledged CWSRF loan portfolio.