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Category: Marine Biology

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Marine Heatwaves Damage Ocean Forests

A new study reveals that intensifying marine heatwaves are driving the loss of kelp forests at their warm range edges on both sides of the North Atlantic.

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Cling and Sting: Tiny jellyfish a big hazard in South County ponds, river

Professor Paul Bologna, accompanied by two students, took a trip up to Rhode Island to collect samples and data of the invasive jellyfish now in the area.

Officials Issue Warning For Clinging Jellyfish In New Jersey

CBS features Dr. Paul Bologna, Director of the Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences Program, as the clinging jellyfish issue continues in NJ waters.

NJTV video featuring Biology professor passes 1 million views

Dr. Paul Bologna discusses the Portuguese Man-of-War in New Jersey in this news piece from 2015.

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Marine Biology Master’s student awarded Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship

Erika Bernal was awarded her fellowship to further her research on microplastics and oyster filtering.

Scientists surveying the coral reef community in the middle Florida Keys

Biology Faculty Member Colette Feehan Awarded Grant for Coral Reef Research

Dr. Colette Feehan is studying the ecology of coral reefs in the Florida Keys following Hurricane Irma with support from a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine “Scientific Research Disaster Recovery Grant.”

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Marine Biology Master’s student takes flight researching with drones

Lauren O’Neil and Dr. Amy Ferdinand are conducting a study at a pond located in Byram Township in Sussex County, where Lauren is studying the biology of a species of freshwater clam.

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Clinging Jellyfish Arrive at Montclair State

University partners with Department of Environmental Protection to study tiny, toxic stingers

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What you can do to reduce the global jellyfish explosion

As the beach season commences learn how you can help in controlling the jellyfish population. Article features insights from Dr. Paul Bologna, Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences

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The Land that Time Discovered

Film about the Coral Bay featuring professor Paul Bologna

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Bulkhead Blitz

The Bulkhead Blitz attempts to prevent the jellyfish population from growing further next year.

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Mysterious Balls of Goo Are Rolling Onto American Beaches

Professor Paul Bologna was recently interviewed by National Geographic regarding the recent behavior of jellyfish.