Crowd watches as BIMI’s finny friends return home

The following was submitted by John Lehman of the Block Island Maritime Institute:
A crowd of approximately 75 onlookers, masked and socially distanced, watched as Valerie Preler, the Block Island Maritime Institute’s Program Director, assisted by several young helpers, fed a noonday meal of squid and grass shrimp to the fish that have been aquarium-bound for the summer.
When asked why she was feeding the fish before they were to be let go, Preler explained that the fish needed the food to nourish them to head back into the Great Salt Pond and beyond.
After the feeding, Preler

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