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Friday, May 14, 2021


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]
Diamondback terrapin turtle

Turtle-smuggling ex-journalist admits poaching thousands of protected terrapins from New Jersey marshes

AP / NJ.COM - A Pennsylvania man and former reporter has pleaded guilty to trafficking protected turtles [go to article]
Coyote, nj environment news

Wildlife encounters likely to increase due to climate change and development, experts say

SVETLANA SHKOLNIKOVA / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A mother and son were attacked by a coyote in Fairfield. A soccer field was shut down by a nesting killdeer in Teaneck [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]
George Washington Bridge, Hudson River

Hudson river shows signs of rebound after decades as New York’s sewer

OLIVER MILMAN / THE GUARDIAN - New York’s Hudson river, once known as America’s Rhine in a nod to the famous European waterway, played a pivotal role [go to article]
deer, wildlife, new jersey environment news

Zombie deer disease is spreading across the country. N.J. may not be able to...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - An infectious disease has plagued deer across the country, leaving the animals with holes in their brains and emaciated bodies [go to article]
Harbor Seal, Keyport

It’s seal season! Everything to know about these blubbery beasts’ N.J. vacation

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Freezing water and colder winds keep most New Jerseyans away from the Shore during the winter months. After all, who wants [go to article]
Rare orchid, New Jersey

Rare, endangered orchid found in Sussex County forest

WILLIAM WESTHOVEN / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The Garden State is living up to its nickname as a "globally rare" orchid has been discovered in Stokes State Forest [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]
Humpback whale in Sany Hook Bay

Whale’s jaw had been entangled for months. Now the humpback is finally free.

ANTHONY G. ATTRINO / NJ.COM - The first reports of a humpback whale entangled in some type of line off Sandy Hook were made as early as last October [go to article]

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