At home on ocean floor

KEEPING WATCH: INSPIRE Environmental team members Jimmy Flynn, left, a marine scientist, and Ben Taylor, a geographic information system analyst, visit the Block Island Wind Farm in March 2016, prior to the installation of blades and the wind generator. / COURTESY INSPIRE ENVIRONMENTAL/STEVE SABO
KEEPING WATCH: INSPIRE Environmental team members Jimmy Flynn, left, a marine scientist, and Ben Taylor, a geographic information system analyst, visit the Block Island Wind Farm in March 2016, prior to the installation of blades and the wind generator. / COURTESY INSPIRE ENVIRONMENTAL/STEVE SABO
Drew Carey, a Newport-based geologist and ecologist, researches how day-to-day activities of people impact the health of marine wildlife and the ocean floor, and what can be done to maintain a strong underwater ecosystem. "Our primary purpose is to keep investigating" and help in recovery efforts, said Carey. "I've lived in Rhode Island for 25…

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