RI General Assembly May Soon Make The Harbor Seal The Official State Marine Mammal

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An act designating the harbor seal as the official state marine mammal was introduced to the RI General Assembly on January 13th, 2016.

House Bill, 2016–H7111, was introduced by Representatives Azzinaro (District 37 – Westerly), Kennedy (District 38 – Hopkinton & Westerly), McNamara (District 19 – Warwick & Cranston) and Corvese (District 55 – North Providence).

The bill states the following;

“It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Chapter 42-4 of the General Laws entitled “State Emblems” is hereby

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amended by adding thereto the following section:

42-4-21. State marine mammal. — The harbor seal is hereby designated as the official state marine mammal.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.”

The act has been referred to the House Environment and Natural Resources committee.

Save The Bay Seal Tours In Rhode Island

For more than 15 years, Save The Bay seal tours and nature cruises have been proof that summer isn’t the only time to enjoy Narragansett Bay. From October through April, join them for one-hour, 75-minute, and two-hour seal tours and nature cruises out of Newport, Westerly and Fall River. They provide binoculars, and their expert guides offer an educational view of our winter marine visitors and the habitat they love. More Info On Seal Tours

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