Study: RI Fails to Protect Marine Wildlife

Mohegan Bluffs at Block Island, RI/Photo:Wikipedia
Mohegan Bluffs at Block Island, RI/Photo:Wikipedia

A new study has ranked Rhode Island as the worst state for protecting its marine wildlife, according to an article in the Block Island Times.

A study, “SeaStates 2013” by the Marine Conservation Institute and Mission Blue, says that Rhode Island has not established any protected ocean areas, called “no-take reserves.” It is one of 15 states that has failed to do so — other states include Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Jersey.

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Block Island Times