Seismic blast testing of the ocean floor off the coast of New Jersey has been postponed for at least a year because of equipment problems on the ship that was set to start the work this summer, officials said today.
Humpback whales and great white sharks are surging in numbers in the waters around New York City this summer, in a wildlife bonanza that is delighting naturalists, environmentalists and fishermen – if not necessarily bathers.
SANDY HOOK – A dozen American Littoral Society staff and members have become the newest volunteers for Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, a nonprofit group that rehabilitates wildlife contaminated by an oil spi
On Monday, a federal appeals court approved seismic testing off the coast of New Jersey that will set off loud noises across the floor of the Atlantic Ocean as part of a climate change research project done by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Experts say they’ve been monitoring reports of a humpback whale in the waters between New York City and New Jersey.
As hundreds rallied against seismic blasting that is set to begin in the ocean off New Jersey later this month, officials with the state Department of Environmental Protection say they will sue the federal government to stop the blasting before it can start.
On Thursday, June 12, about 60 students at Willard School took a trip more than 1,400 miles south and nine miles off the coast of Florida, to the world’s only underwater marine habitat and laboratory, all without leaving the comfort of room 122.
Early on June 20, Rich Lattanzi steered his boat, On the Hunt, to one of his favorite fishing spots to see if he could tempt a thresher shark onto his hook. He was about a mile and a half off Long Beach Island, with swimmers visible on the beach, when he got a tug on his line.
College students stood on a floating dock in the Hackensack River recently and used long-handled nets to scoop shrimp out of the murky water. The shrimp were not for grilling.
These were small Grass shrimp, an inch or two long, native to the Hackensack. The students want to see how many live in the water here, and whether the river has been invaded by several non-native species of shrimp that have started to appear in coastal waters from Boston to the Chesapeake.
Don and Merryl Richards were fishing for summer flounder off Deal Monday morning when they were visited by a large sea creature.
“It was an absolutely magnificent, beautiful day. Then, all of the sudden, we heard this spout sound and we turn around and there was a whale,” said Merryl Richards, 61, of Livingston. “We just stopped fishing and enjoyed the show.”