2014-07-31 / Front Page

New Friends at Save The Bay



Save The Bay Exploration Center at Easton’s Beach recently received five baby smooth dogfish sharks for its kid-friendly touch tanks. The sharks, courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, were sent to replace those that had grown too large for the tanks and were released in Narragansett Bay. Above, Kristy Sievers and Gemma Sievers, age 2, pet the sharks, while AmeriCorps volunteer Tiffany DellaVentura describes their behaviors. The center boasts three touch tanks that host an assortment of marine life, including a chain catshark, skates, horseshoe crabs, and sea urchins. The center is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. (Photo by Jack Kelly) Save The Bay Exploration Center at Easton’s Beach recently received five baby smooth dogfish sharks for its kid-friendly touch tanks. The sharks, courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, were sent to replace those that had grown too large for the tanks and were released in Narragansett Bay. Above, Kristy Sievers and Gemma Sievers, age 2, pet the sharks, while AmeriCorps volunteer Tiffany DellaVentura describes their behaviors. The center boasts three touch tanks that host an assortment of marine life, including a chain catshark, skates, horseshoe crabs, and sea urchins. The center is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

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