Wildlife

Daily Record: Great white sharks, more make comeback at Jersey Shore

Daily Record: Great white sharks, more make comeback at Jersey Shore

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.

NorthJersey.com: Testing the waters for invasive species: Non-native shrimp threaten local ecosystems

NorthJersey.com: Testing the waters for invasive species: Non-native shrimp threaten local ecosystems

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.

Courier Post: Humpbacks, more off Jersey Shore

Courier Post: Humpbacks, more off Jersey Shore

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.”

NBC: Great White Shark Sighting Off Cape May

NBC: Great White Shark Sighting Off Cape May

When a shark emerged from the water with an open mouth and triangular 2-inch teeth, fisherman Steve Clark knew he was having a close encounter with a great white. The chance meeting, he says, happened about 5 p.m. Saturday at 28-Mile Wreck, the site of a World War II shipwreck off of Cape May, New Jersey.

“We were worried that it was going to harm the engine. It started to mouth it, but it wasn’t actually biting down,” said Clark. “I think it was just feeling it. It was just cool because she stayed around the boat for so long and really let us look at her.”

Space Coast Daily: Fish Spawned At KSC Tracked As Far Away As New Jersey

Space Coast Daily: Fish Spawned At KSC Tracked As Far Away As New Jersey

NASA – Since the earliest days of America’s space program, telemetry has been used to track rockets and spacecraft.

Similar technology now is being put to work by marine biologists to aid in studying activities of over a dozen managed fish and sea turtle species in the waters surrounding NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.