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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Wildlife

Chinese pond mussel

Invasive mussels eradicated from Hunterdon County ponds, avoiding threat to Delaware River

NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION and U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE - Many years ago, tiny “hitchhikers” went unnoticed in a tank of live carp [go to article]
fox

Fox attacks 5 people in N.J. town, 3 sent to hospitals with bite wounds,...

ANTHONY G. ATTRINO / NJ.COM - Police in Essex County killed a fox after the animal was believed to have attacked five people [go to article]
Piping plover chick

Piping plovers doing better in NJ, but southernmost pairs still struggling

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - More piping plover pairs nested in New Jersey this year — 114 compared with 98 last year — with an average [go to article]
wild turkey

Wild turkeys are terrorizing the town of Tom’s River, New Jersey, by pecking at...

ASHLEY COLLMAN / INSIDER - A gang of 40-6o wild turkeys is running rampant in the New Jersey town of Tom's River, where residents say the birds have been attacking [go to article]
Turkey vulture

New Jersey’s turkey vultures are ‘tornadoes’ of death. They’re also amazing.

CHRISTOPHER MAAG / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Shari Stern’s turkey vultures follow her around, like dogs. The birds look so alike, sometimes Stern can’t tell [go to article]
Blue crabs

New funding to study microplastic pollution effect on Delaware Bay blue crabs

MARK EICHMANN / WHYY - The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is often held up as the poster child for ocean pollution. And while the collection of trash collecting [go to article]
Humpback Whale, New Jersey

Gruesome whale death had ‘most cuts’ marine expert had ever seen

DAN RADEL / APP.COM - In his long career, Bob Schoelkepf, the executive director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, has seen quite [go to article]
black bear

Bow hunters bag 255 bears

BRUCE A. SCRUTON / NEW JERSEY HERALD - The October segment of the 2019 black bear hunt saw 255 black bears killed for the season [go to article]
black bear

New Jersey’s bear hunt nearing end, 185 killed so far

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT / AP - New Jersey's black bear hunt is entering its final two days [go to article]
Goldfinch

New Jersey may lose its state bird to climate change, environmental report says

RODRIGO TORREJON and ALEXIS SHANES / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey is in danger of losing its state bird — the goldfinch — during the summer [go to article]

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