The story at a glance: Divers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration saw a yellow sea sponge and a pink starfish resembling SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Star. Specifically, the sea creatures are a Hertwigia sponge and a Chondraster starfish. Starfish are carnivorous and eat sponges in real life. MarineRead More →

Smoke from several wildfires burning across California and Oregon has reached the Atlantic Ocean, a National Weather Service meteorologist confirmed on Tuesday. More than a dozen wildfires are burning in the West, some spanning over 100,000 acres. The smoke generated by these fires has a long tail, spreading across theRead More →

Sea nettle jellyfish / Courtesy of the Department of Environmental Management CHARLESTOWN, RI (WLNE) – Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management (DEM) on Wednesday issued an advisory that Atlantic sea nettle jellyfish were spotted in large numbers in two ponds in Charlestown. Jellyfish have been identified in the Ninigret andRead More →