Photography: Block Island: BLOCK_06

John Raithel, 15, has accompanied his father, wildlife biologist Chris Raithel, on the annual gull count since he was four-years-old. Raithel from the Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish and Wildlife counts the gulls, which nest yearly in a protected area of Block Island’s north end, for population estimates.

John Raithel, 15, has accompanied his father, wildlife biologist Chris Raithel, on the annual gull count since he was four-years-old. Raithel from the Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Fish and Wildlife counts the gulls, which nest yearly in a protected area of Block Island’s north end, for population estimates.