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World Prodigy Grounding - General Images

On June 23, 1989, the oil tanker World Prodigy ran aground off Newport, Rhode Island spilling 290,000 gallons of No. 2 fuel oil. The oil spread over 120 square miles of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound, killing lobsters, crabs, fish eggs, and larvae and closing beaches and shellfishing grounds. The goal of restoration activities is to enhance the populations and habitat of lobsters, quahogs, and estuarine fish and shellfish. The Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment (RP/EA) was completed in 1996 and identified four restoration actions in Narragansett Bay: (1) lobster (Homarus americanus) habitat enhancement and seeding on a half-acre site in Dutch Island Harbor; (2) hydrologic restoration of 13 acres of salt marsh at the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge; (3) establishment of two 100-acre quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria) "spawner sanctuaries" in Narragansett Bay; and (4) eelgrass (Zostera marina) restoration at a number of sites throughout the Bay.


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