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The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory – Rutgers


The Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory is dedicated to research, education, and extension in support of sustainable shellfish and finfish resources and fisheries. Links to other information is available form this site – SRL maintains four facilities in southern New Jersey: The Bivalve Laboratory The Cape Shore Laboratory The Aquaculture Innovation Center (AIC) The AIC Administration […]

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March 31, 2021


Project WET – Water Education Today


Advancing water education to understand global challenges and inspire local solutions. We envision a world in which action-oriented education enables everyone to understand and value water, ensuring a sustainable future. RCTB Comment – wonderful teaching aids.

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March 23, 2021


Watershed Maps and Mapping Resources


Barnegat Bay Partnership organizations offer interesting and useful maps of watershed resources.

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March 4, 2021


“Ask a Barnegat Bay Scientist” Summer 2020 Webinars


Found at the Barnegat Bay Partnership website – Very useful series includes: Don’t Harass the Seagrass! Tuckerton Oyster Reef Fisheries in Barnegat Bay: Overview of the Biology, Assessment, and Management The Turtle Truth About Barnegat Bay’s Diamondback Terrapins

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February 25, 2021


US Can Build Largest Wind Industry in the World


Blog post by Lara Skinner entitled The U.S. Can Build the Largest Offshore Wind Industry in the World with a Commitment to Ambitious Climate Action, Racial Justice, and Good Jobs

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February 14, 2021


Barnegat Bay Shellfish


The original goal of this website is to provide information about the various species of shellfish in Barnegat Bay and their environment. However, since everything is connected, the site provides more about other species that share the water in Barnegat, Manahawkin and Little Egg Harbor bays and information about the entire watershed

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January 20, 2021


Offshore wind farm increased tourism


Researchers at the University of Rhode Island who analyzed AirBnB rental data before and after construction of the Block Island Wind Farm have found that, contrary to some concerns, the turbines have increased tourism on the island.

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Information Center


There is so much to know about living on the coast. Information Centers provide a great deal of information so you can continue to search on you own. This page is presented to enable people to search other links tagged with INFORMATION CENTER.

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December 31, 2020


Monmouth University – The Urban Coast Institute


Monmouth University – The Urban Coast Institute is a leader in the fields of ocean planning and coastal law and policy. We are committed to supporting the implementation of coastal and ocean management actions and policies based on the best available science at the local, state and regional levels.

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Barnegat Bay Studies and Reports — Barnegat Bay Partnership


This is a searchable database of reports or studies related to Barnegat Bay science, research, and restoration projects.

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December 30, 2020


CitizenScience.gov


CitizenScience.gov is an official government website designed to accelerate the use of crowdsourcing and citizen science across the U.S. government. The site provides a portal to three key components: a catalog of federally supported citizen science projects, a toolkit to assist federal practitioners with designing and maintaining their projects, and a gateway to a community […]

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December 19, 2020


The Marine Mammal Stranding Center


Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release, Preserve The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is dedicated to responding to marine mammals and sea turtles in distress along all of New Jersey’s waterways and to the rehabilitation of these animals for release back into the wild. In situations where animals may not be released, every effort is made to secure a […]

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October 30, 2020


NY/NJ Baykeeper


NY/NJ Baykeeper is the citizen guardian of the NY-NJ Harbor Estuary. Since 1989, we’ve worked to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity and productivity of the waterways and habitats in the most urban estuary on Earth

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October 29, 2020


En-Roads By Climate Interactive- 042421


En-ROADS is a transparent, freely-available policy simulation model that provides policymakers, educators, businesses, the media, and the public with the ability to explore, for themselves, the likely consequences of energy, economic growth, land use, and other policies and uncertainties, with the goal of improving their understanding. This is a Center of information with many useful […]

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October 21, 2020


Climate Change 101 for New Jersey


The NJ Climate Change Resource centerClimate Change 101An Introduction to Climate Change in NJ. This provides links to 6 well written papers CLIMATE CHANGE IN NEW JERSEY: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION CLIMATE CHANGE IN NEW JERSEY: IMPACTS AND RESPONSES SEA LEVEL RISE IN NEW JERSEY: PROJECTIONS AND IMPACTS CLIMATE CHANGE, HEALTH, AND EQUITY IN NEW JERSEY […]

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October 9, 2020


The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center


This is a great starting point to understand the things going on the state of NJ. The New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center was established by statute in January 2020 to “create and support the use of impartial and actionable science to advance government, public, private, and nongovernmental sector efforts to adapt to, and mitigate, […]

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October 7, 2020


Seafood Watch Recommendations


Seafood Watch recommendations show you which seafood items are “Best Choices” or “Good Alternatives,” and which ones you should “Avoid.”

September 30, 2020


Barnegat Bay Species Database – Field guide


Great online “Field Guide.” Maintained by The Barnegat Bay Partnership a partnership of federal, state, municipal, academic, business, and private organizations that work together with the communities of the Barnegat Bay watershed to help restore, protect, and enhance the water quality and natural resources of the Barnegat Bay and its watershed. Homepage



Complete 2020 Marine Issue of the Fish and Wildlife DIGEST


Contents 11 Marine Regulations — Finfish 14 Marine Species Identification 16 Marine Regulations — Mollusks and Crustaceans 17 State Seasons, Minimum Size and Possession Limits Chart 18 Federal Recreational Fishing Regulations 19 Shellfish and Non-Commercial Crab Pot License Information 22 Skillful Angler Recognition Program 24 New Jersey State Record Marine Sport Fish 26 Health Advisories […]


People and clams have a more complex history than you might think


The relationship between clams and humans is deeper than just chowder. We’ve been interacting with the bivalves for thousands of years, according to a new study, and the animals have actually thrived under human management.

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June 30, 2020


OYSTER NUTRITION


The article contain all you need to know about the benefits and risks of eating oysters

June 17, 2020


Planning Living Shorelines Projects in New Jersey


This guide provides information and resources on the key steps in identifying, planning, and implementing living shorelines in your community.

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May 22, 2020


Status and Trends of Hard Clam, Mercenaria mercenaria, Shellfish Populations in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey


This was topic from the May 19, 2020 Stewardship class. The main goal of this paper is to review the historical and current status of hard clam populations in BB-LEH and evaluate their potential for rehabilitation under present environmental conditions.

May 21, 2020


Tide Chart for Seaside Park


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick

May 14, 2020


Tide Chart for Island Beach IBSP


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick


Tide Chart for Barnegat Light


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick


Tide Chart for Waretown


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick


Tide Chart for North Beach


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick


Tide Chart for Beach Haven Crest


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick


Tide Chart for Tuckerton Creek Entrance


NOAA tide charts. To review a different location select “NOAA Tide Predictions” and then select “NewJersey” or other state, and then select the location of interest. Rick


Engineering With Nature


EWN Initiative Engineering With Nature is the intentional alignment of natural and engineering processes to efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental, and social benefits through collaborative processes.this provides links to an Atlas of Projectshttps://ewn.el.erdc.dren.mil/atlas.html Army Corps of Engineers US ACE Rick

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November 27, 2019


Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring


The Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring is involved in many aspects of the State’s coastal water quality for both public and ecological health. New Jersey participates in the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP), which is recognized by the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC; New Jersey is a member of the conference) This is a link […]

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November 12, 2019


The New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP)


The New York – New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program (HEP) brings the benefits of the Clean Water Act to the people who live, work, and recreate on our shared waterways. HEP decisions and activities are carried out by staff and partners organized through the committees and work groups.

October 16, 2019


New Jersey Pinelands Commission


The New Jersey Pinelands Commission is an independent state agency whose mission is to “preserve, protect, and enhance the natural and cultural resources of the Pinelands National Reserve, and to encourage compatible economic and other human activities consistent with that purpose.”


The Wetlands Institute


Mission Statement: – To promote appreciation, understanding & stewardship of wetlands and coastal ecosystems through our programs in research, conservation, and education. Goals – Teach people of all ages the value of wetlands and coastal ecosystems for the survival of life on earth Conduct cutting-edge research regarding wetlands and coastal ecosystems Encourage stewardship of these […]

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October 9, 2019


Hard Clams as Indicators of Suspended Particulates in Barnegat Bay


Final Report for the Project: “Assessment of summer-fall conditioning of hard clams, Mercenaria mercenaria, in the Barnegat Bay estuary in relation to clam size and environmental conditions April 1, 2014 to July 31, 2015 Dr. V. Monica Bricelj, Rutgers University,, Principal Investigator Rick

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September 18, 2019


Flood Mapper


As part of Rutgers’ dedication to providing up to date and accessible climate science, the NJAdapt.org platform has been updated with a new version of the NJFloodMapper.

September 13, 2019


American Littoral Society – Protecting the Coast through Education, Conservation and Advocacy


When we restore habitat, our objective is not only to restore a dune or rebuild an oyster reef, but also to motivate people to invest “sweat equity” into a piece of the coast, take ownership and become committed stewards. When we educate, we don’t merely provide books, CDs, or handouts. We lead students young and […]

September 1, 2019


NJ DEP Barnegat Bay, Phase Two: Moving Science into Action – Text and Video


The NJDEP Office of Science working with the Science Advisory Board, state universities, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Barnegat Bay Partnership developed and is funding additional research projects to address data gaps. The research agenda that has emerged will help address how we improve water quality and advance habitat […]

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Conserve Wildlife of NJ


Conserve Wildlife of New Jersey has a rich biodiversity that belies its small size and urban reputation. In every corner of our state, species of wildlife, considered rare and imperiled enough to be protected by state or federal law, are woven in to the tapestry of life in our state. It is our duty, and […]

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August 31, 2019


Barnegat Bay Partnership


The Barnegat Bay Partnership (formerly the Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program) is a partnership of federal, state, municipal, academic, business, and private organizations that work together with the communities of the Barnegat Bay watershed to help restore, protect, and enhance the natural resources of the Barnegat Bay ecosystem. Rick

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August 30, 2019





The North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (NACCS) – Army Corps of Engineers – US ACE


THE GOALS OF THE NACCS ARE TO: Provide a risk management framework, consistent with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/USACE Infrastructure Systems Rebuilding Principles; and Support resilient coastal communities and robust, sustainable coastal landscape systems, considering future sea level and climate change scenarios, to manage risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure.

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Report on coastal storm and flood risk in the North Atlantic region of the United States


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today released to the public a report detailing the results of a two-year study to address coastal storm and flood risk to vulnerable populations, property, ecosystems, and infrastructure in the North Atlantic region of the United States affected by Hurricane Sandy in October, 2012.

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Nature Conservancy Shoreline Projects


Contains a map that currently has 209 restoration sites that have been submitted to the database. The sites can be accessed either by pressing on a location or by scrolling through the project list. Each location includes a summary, photos and details such as techniques used, data collected, habitats, species and project objectives. There is […]

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LEARN ABOUT LIVING SHORELINES


Learn about living shorelines – what they are, how they are designed and built, and how they serve our coastal habitats and communities. Whether you are a property owner looking for alternatives to mitigate erosion on your shoreline property, or a contractor or a policy maker looking to gain more in depth knowledge about the […]

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Ecological Solutions to Coastal Communities


This report advances practices designed to help coastal communities become safer and more sustainable using nature based solutions that work with, rather than against, nature.  William

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