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Monday, June 24, 2019


Horseshoe crab

The last days of the blue-blood harvest

SARAH ZHANG / THE ATLANTIC - Horseshoe crabs are sometimes called “living fossils” because they have been around in some form for more than 450 million years [go to article]
Bobwhite quail

Wild quail, nearly vanished in N.J., mount fragile comeback

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Wild northern bobwhite quail, once numerous in New Jersey, have been nearly wiped out over the decades, as their habitat [go to article]

Murphy administration rejects billionaire’s golf course expansion onto Liberty State Park

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The Murphy administration on Friday rejected a proposal by a one of the world's most exclusive golf clubs to build three holes [go to article]
Red knots and Horseshoe crabs, Delaware Bay

New Jersey’s migrating shorebirds shun sunken shellfish supports

LINDSEY KONKEL / HAKAI MAGAZINE - Each May, up to a million migrating shorebirds alight on the shore of Delaware Bay to fatten up on horseshoe crab eggs [go to article]

Trapping foxes to save plovers sets off showdown at Jersey Shore

RICK ROJAS / NY TIMES - Red foxes can be found all over New Jersey, wandering out of the woods and poking though garbage at dusk in search of a meal [go to article]
piping plover

Editorial: Protecting piping plovers helps keep NJ natural, wildlife diverse

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The choice between foxes and plovers in North Brigantine is a difficult one to make from the heart [go to article]
black bear

Spring has finally arrived in New Jersey, and with it come hungry black bears

GENE MYERS / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Spring has finally arrived, and with it has come the return of black bears. Should you be concerned? [go to article]
water faucet

Newark may go to court to defend lead levels in its drinking water

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The city of Newark and the acting commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection are facing a court battle over unsafe levels [go to article]
Longhorn tick

New Jersey is dealing with a tick species that is new to America

BRUCE Y. LEE / FORBES - Looks like a bunch of New Jersey residents survived the winter. But that is not really good news [go to article]

Petition to stop state’s killing of red foxes on Jersey beach nears 80K signatures

CAITLYN STULPIN / NJ.COM - Residents of Brigantine speculated for years about the state's role in the dwindling numbers of their beloved unofficial mascots, the red fox [go to article]

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