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Friday, March 22, 2019

Wildlife

Red Knot banding, New Jersey wildlife

Delaware Bay’s crabs contributing to dip in already threatened red knot population

IRINA ZHOROV / WHYY - Decades-long changes in the Delaware Bay region may be contributing to the declining numbers of a medium-sized  shorebird [go to article]
black bear

In search of New Jersey’s wild bears

JOHN MCPHEE / NEW YORKER - Fifty-five years ago, I built a house (that is, paid for the building of it) in the northwest corner of Princeton Township, in New Jersey [go to article]
Red Knot banding, New Jersey wildlife

Red knot population down in wintering grounds

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The population of threatened red knots declined substantially at the birds' wintering grounds in Chile [go to article]
new jersey environment, delaware river

What you should know before eating fish from the Delaware

BILL GALLO / NJ.COM - You can eat even more of those fish you've caught in the Delaware River and Delaware Bay, state officials said Tuesday [go to article]  
monarch butterflies, new jersey wildlife

Monarch butterfly migration was off this year and researchers are worried

JOE TREZZA / WASHINGTON POST - Thanksgiving was right around the corner, and a sizable number of one of America’s most famous migrants could be seen still sputtering [go to article]
black bear

Opinion: For Jersey bears, a new sheriff in town

SUSAN E. RUSSELL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The 25-pound bear cub whose small, gutted body lay near the hunters’ weigh station didn’t make it to the end [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]
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]
new jersey environment, delaware river

Shad making a big comeback in Delaware River

CHRISTINA TATU / MORNING CALL - American shad are making a strong comeback in the Delaware River, with a new study counting [go to article]

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