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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Coast & Ocean

Oysters, NJ environment news

The ocean is getting more acidic—what that actually means

ERIC NIILER / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - Grace Saba steadies herself on the back of a gently rocking boat as she and her crew slide a six-foot long yellow torpedo [go to article]
sandy flood, new jersey, shore

Could climate change erode real estate markets in coastal New Jersey?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Rising sea levels threaten hundreds of thousands of homes and structures nationwide, with New Jersey ranking second only to Florida [go to article]
beach and seawater

Why fecal bacteria sometimes takes over Jersey Shore beaches

RUSS ZIMMER / NBC 10 - The cloud of fecal bacteria that lingered off New Jersey beaches last week is a reminder of a grim truth on the Shore: The water [go to article]
horseshoe crabs, delaware bay, new jesey wildlife

Horseshoe crabs are spawning. Why it’s important we watch (and count)

CHRIS FRANKLIN / NJ.COM - As the sun lowered itself below the Delaware Bay horizon on an unusually cool Monday night in June, a group of people, some dressed in colorful [go to article]
beach and seawater

Raw sewage exposure forces closure of Jersey Shore beach

AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - Officials say sewage overflow contaminated a New Jersey beach's water with unsafe levels of bacteria, forcing its closure [go to article]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Why New Jersey is leading the resistance to Trump’s offshore drilling plan

DARRYL FEARS / WASHINGTON POST - The Trump administration’s bid to expand offshore drilling sounds like a sweet deal when the oil and gas industry sells it: more jobs [go to article]
Plastic bag in tree

Shore towns ban plastic bags, say they dirty beaches, hurt wildlife

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Bob Schoelkopf took a hose and sprayed down a gray seal pup that remained quiet as two other seals bellowed [go to article]
Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey

Hurricane season: Are New Jersey beaches ready?

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - Winter wasn't kind to Jersey Shore beaches. Taken together, four snowy coastal storms that ripped past New Jersey [go to article]
Red knots and Horseshoe crabs, Delaware Bay

“Barely enough” horseshoe crab eggs for arriving red knots

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - In the first week of the red knot stopover on Delaware Bay, there were just enough horseshoe crab eggs [go to article]
new jersey environment, shore, wildlife

New Jersey shields its fragile shoreline ecosystems

KAT FRIEDRICH / CONSERVATION FINANCE NETWORK - Among the piping plovers and marsh grasses of New Jersey’s scenic coast, environmentalists and communities [go to article]

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