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Wednesday, December 8, 2021


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]

American shad return to New Jersey river after 173 years

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - The last time the fish known as American shad was seen in the Millstone River, James Polk was president [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]
black bear

Bear population will double in 4 years without hunt, officials warn

ROB JENNINGS / NJ.COM - Gov.-elect Phil Murphy's plan to halt the bear hunt could double the bear population by 2022, according to a report from state wildlife officials [go to article]
nj environment news, bald eagle

Bald eagle spotted in Bayonne rescued

RON ZEITLINGER / JERSEY JOURNAL - The bald eagle that made a pit stop in Bayonne a couple of weeks ago [go to article]
stinkbug, invasive species, new jersey environment

When twenty-six thousand stinkbugs invade your home

KATHRYN SCHULZ / THE NEW YORKER - One October night a few years back, Pam Stone was downstairs watching television with her partner, Paul Zimmerman, when it struck her [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]
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]
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]
Diamondback terrapin turtle

Former Trentonian reporter indicted for smuggling protected turtles out of New Jersey

ISAAC AVILUCEA and PENNY RAY / THE TRENTONIAN - Former Trentonian reporter David Sommers has found himself caught up in the same type of oddball story [go to article]

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