Narragansett Bay is a spawning ground, nursery, habitat and playground for thousands of species. Yet many who live in the Bay Community are unfamiliar with its wildlife. This book is for you.

This 2nd edition of the Uncommon Guide, published ten years after the original, serves as a bridge between the people who enjoy the Bay and some of the more common plants, invertebrates, fish, birds and marine mammals that share it with us.


*Teachers: call for special pricing!

The design of the updated Uncommon Guide is user-friendly and includes additional species, new illustrations by local artists, quick-reference icons (right), plus eight pages of color photos. It reflects the expanded scope of Save The Bay’s work into the Bay's freshwater tributaries and coastal marine waters.

“This book is a fantastic resource for anybody who ventures out onto Narragansett Bay. The Guide's distinct illustrations make it easy to use, and the text summarizes the importance of each species to the Bay. My old copy is tattered from use. This new edition, with color plates, is most welcome.”

~ Warren Prell,
Professor of Oceanography, Brown University

Read what Providence Journal environmental reporter Peter Lord has to say.



The new Uncommon Guide is also available for purchase at the Save The Bay Center in Providence and at our Westerly office. Directions.