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Saturday, January 19, 2019


Bog turtle

Meet New Jersey’s official reptile, the bog turtle

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - In 1974, reptile researcher Robert Zappalorti captured a female bog turtle in a Sussex County swamp [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]
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]
Columbia Lake, Knowlton, NJ

Big ‘ecological impact’ to follow removal of Warren County dam

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A few week ago, hundreds of shad were spotted swimming in a small pool at the bottom of a 109-year-old hydropower dam [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]
Red knots and Horseshoe crabs, Delaware Bay

Bird flu hot spot: Scientists track virus in huge migration

LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP / NJ HERALD - Huge flocks of famished birds scour the sands of Delaware Bay for the tiny greenish eggs an army of horseshoe crabs [go to article]
Bobcat kitten

Bobcat kittens! PSE&G workers make furry discovery

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - It was an adorable, furry surprise. And it forced a PSE&G-contracted tree-trimming crew working in Morris County during [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]
Osprey chick

Think before releasing balloons: Osprey tangled 35-feet up rescued at Shore

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Ben Wurst was at a meeting on Sedge Island, just off Island Beach Park on Barnegat Bay, on Tuesday when a coworker walked [go to article]
horseshoe crabs, delaware bay, new jesey wildlife

Horseshoe crabs are spawning. Why it’s important we watch (and count)

CHRIS FRANKLIN / NJ.COM - As the sun lowered itself below the Delaware Bay horizon on an unusually cool Monday night in June, a group of people, some dressed in colorful [go to article]

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