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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Coast & Ocean

Cownose Ray

Cownose rays invade the Jersey Shore

DAN RADEL / APP.COM - Migrating kite-shaped cownose rays are here in full force. The wing-tipped sea creatures with a big snout have been spotted by beachgoers [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]
jersey shore, new jersey environment

Making the public welcome on New Jersey’s beaches and waterfronts

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Legislature is once again trying to guarantee the public's access to beaches and waterfronts in New Jersey [go to article]
Living shoreline oyster castle, Money Island, Delaware Bay

As storms get bigger, oyster reefs can help protect shorelines

EMILY MATCHAR / SMITHSONIAN.COM - Two hundred years ago, the streets of lower Manhattan were lined with “oyster cellars,” rough-and-ready establishments [go to article]
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]
Ocean City flooded by winter storm, jersey shore

Editorial: Rising seas will erode the Jersey shore real estate market

STAR-LEDGER - Here's something to ponder if you have just acquired a 30-year mortgage for a beachfront property in Lavallette, Long Beach, Little Egg Harbor or a few dozen [go to article]
New Jersey Environment News, climate change, Seaside, Jersey Shore

Superstorm Sandy: 5 years later, New Jersey is still storm proofing

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - When Hurricane Sandy barreled into the New Jersey coast five years ago today, it pushed a 12-foot [go to article]
Fishing boats, Cape May, NJ

In New Jersey, opponents of offshore drilling gear up for a fight

SUSAN PHILLIPS / STATEIMPACT PENNSYLVANIA - Jim Lovgren is a third-generation fisherman and captains the Shadowfax. At the Fisherman’s Coop in Point Pleasant [go to article]
Clinging jellyfish

Dangerous jellyfish now found in northern Barnegat Bay

JUSTIN AUCIELLO / WHYY - A dangerous invasive jellyfish continues to move south along internal Jersey Shore waterways [go to article]
Offshore oil drilling rig

Phil Murphy signs bill banning offshore drilling in New Jersey

CHRISTIAN HETRICK / OBSERVER - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill into a law on Friday to ban offshore drilling in state waters, hindering President Trump’s plan [go to article]

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