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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Wildlife

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]
Diamondback terrapin turtle

Here’s how N.J.’s turtles fit in the multi-billion dollar illegal wildlife trade

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - What's a turtle worth, anyway? On the black market, a single turtle of the right species can pull in hundreds or even thousands of dollars [go to article]
Osprey chick

Delaware estuary’s ospreys recover as fish contaminants decline, report says

JON HURDLE and CATALINA JARAMILLO / STATEIMPACT PENNSYLVANIA - Ospreys are becoming a more familiar sight in the Delaware Estuary, thanks to a decline [go to article]
Oysters, NJ environment news

NY/NJ Baykeeper’s oyster reef naturally reproduces baby oysters in Raritan Bay

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS HERALD - NY/NJ Baykeeper’s Restoration Program scientists discovered the natural growth of baby oysters [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]
black bear

151 bears killed in first 4 days of hunt with protests planned for Saturday

ROB JENNINGS / NJ.COM - The N.J. bear hunt is entering a fifth day after another 28 were killed on Thursday, bringing [go to article]
zebra mussel

Combating invasive mussels

NJ HERALD - The U.S. Department of Interior released a report last week highlighting the progress made in the fight against the invasive zebra and quagga mussels [go to article]
spotted lanternfly

New tree-destroying bug found in New Jersey

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A colorful bug that is a major threat to fruit and hardwood trees has been discovered in New Jersey, state officials said Tuesday [go to article]
Longhorn tick

N.J. scientists hope they stopped a tick invasion. But Spring will tell.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - It was an unusual sight. Last August, a woman walked into the Hunterdon County health office with thousands of ticks clinging to her clothing [go to article]
black bear

Gov. Phil Murphy just banned bear hunts in New Jersey. Sort of.

NICK CORASANITI / NY TIMES - In the wilds of the Garden State, where black bears roam in resurgent numbers, a political trap lies waiting [go to article]

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