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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Coast & Ocean

black sea bass

N.J. flounder, sea bass pushed north because of climate change, say scientists

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Continued ocean warming could cause habitats of many species of fish, including flounder and black sea bass, regularly found off New Jersey’s [go to article]
Barnegat Bay, Bayville, New Jersey

Christie announces $20M for future health of Barnegat Bay

KEVIN SHEA / NJ.COM - Gov. Chris Christie announced $20 million in grants Wednesday to county and local governments, and environmental [go to article]
new jersey environment news, Trump

Trump’s new ocean policy focused more on economy, less on environment

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The fate of the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Action Plan, which took years to develop and was starting to be used by government [go to article]
New Jersey Environment News, climate change, Seaside, Jersey Shore

Hurricane Florence: New Jersey is still not ready for next Superstorm Sandy

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - If Hurricane Florence were on its way to New Jersey instead of the Carolinas, it would hit a state that is a bit better prepared to handle [go to article]
Fishing boats, Cape May, NJ

Can offshore wind and commercial fishing coexist?

EVA BOTKIN-KOWACKI / CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR - The Virginia Marise slides away from the dock into the pitch-black night. At 4 a.m., the only light comes [go to article]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

NJ expands flood zone buyout program at the Shore

JUSTIN AUCIELLO / WHYY - New Jersey is expanding its flood zone buyout program into Atlantic County [go to article]

Why is beachgrass so important to the Jersey Shore?

LAUREN WANKO / NJTV NEWS - Volunteers are shoveling on the beach, though not for sand castles. At Island Beach State Park, volunteers are digging holes for beachgrass [go to article/watch video]

State says fox killing necessary to protect piping plover

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Residents of Brigantine Island are rallying against the state killing foxes in the North Brigantine Natural Area [go to article]
Hurricane Sandy damaged home, Mantoloking beach

Rising seas will wipe out $30B of property in one N.J. town, report says

JOSEPH ATMONAVAGE / NJ.COM - The year is 2100, and 45,757 homes valued at nearly $30 billion are underwater in Upper Township [go to article]
Ridley's sea turtle

Turtles washing up ‘cold-stunned’ at Jersey Shore as wintry weather arrives

CBS - Turtles are washing ashore along the East Coast according to officials at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center (MMSC) in Brigantine, New Jersey [go to article]

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