Plants with small white flowers found during CSAM field work.

Biology News

Category: Marine Biology

Physalia Physalis

The Portuguese Man-of-war Is Not a Jellyfish and Packs a Nasty Sting

Dr. Paul Bologna, Professor, speaks with HowStuffWorks about this fascinating creature

An abandoned boat is washed ashore on Bay View Avenue near 24th Avenue in Seaside Park

Beached, docked & dumped

NJ.com spoke with Dr. Paul Bologna, Biology, regarding the State’s abandoned boat problem

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Student Wins Second in Poster Contest

Melissa Mazzaro, who is pursuing a Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences BS/MS, won the award at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Northeast Aquatic Plant Management Society

Kelp forests provide a range of ecosystem services

Embrace kelp forests in the coming decade

Dr. Colette Feehan was the primary author of this letter published in Science Magazine

cownose ray, mistaken identity story on CBS

Cownose Rays Alarm Swimmers On Jersey Shore

Dr. Paul Bologna talks about these creatures, currently in their annual migration

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State warns of ‘exploding’ jellyfish population in Charlestown salt ponds

The Providence Journal spoke with Dr. Paul Bologna regarding the conditions sea nettles thrive

Clinging Jellyfish Return to the Jersey Shore

Dr. Paul Bologna and his research students took John Elliott, CBS Meteorologist, with them during a recent field research outing

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Professor Interviewed on 60 Second Science Podcast

Dr. Colette Feehan provided insight in the episode To Fight Climate Change: Grow a Floating Forest, Then Sink It

Purple urchins consume the remainder of a small giant kelp.

In the Pacific, Global Warming Disrupted The Ecological Dance of Urchins, Sea Stars And Kelp. Otters Help Restore Balance.

When ocean heat waves and a sea star disease devastated kelp forests that are critical to sea life and the California urchin fishing industry, sea otters came to the rescue.

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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.

Paul Bologna with students visiting Rhode Island for jellyfish research

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.