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NOAA Photo Library Image - r0023600

When the World Prodigy tanker grounded on June 23, 1989 over 290,000 gallons of oil spread across more than 120 miles of Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound. To compensate for injuries, NOAA and the University of Rhode Island Sea Grant Program teamed up to install six cobblestone reefs to provide habitat for lobsters and improve the Bay's fishery. This diagram shows the sites

Image ID: r0023600, NOAA's Restoration Center Collection
Location: Rhode Island, Dutch Island, Newport County
Photo Date: December 1996
Credit: NOAA Restoration Center

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