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News and Announcements

Category: Marine Biology

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.

Meiyin Wu collecting data and samples at a nearby lake

Dr. Meiyin Wu Joins Expert Team Within NJDEP

Dr. Wu is a Professor in the Biology department, and is the Director of the New Jersey Center for Water Science and Technology

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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.

Alorah Bliese being awarded best student oral presentation

Biology student wins best oral presentation at international jellyfish conference

Alorah Bliese, a Marine Biology and Coastal Sciences MS student, won the award at the 6th International Jellyfish Conference in South Africa.

Dr. Restaino Fox29 jellyfish interview

Environmental Science and Management alum talks jellyfish with Fox29

Dr. Dena Restaino talks about the discovery of small, dangerous clinging jellyfish in a North Wildwood pond.

Matthew Khan releasing turtle into the wild

The Power of Perseverance

Montclair State alumnus to serve country with dream EPA job

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We aren’t the only ones returning to the Jersey Shore

Dr. Paul Bologna, Biology, along with students from his lab, have gone to the shore in search of clinging jellyfish.

Spartina Marsh in the Barnegat Bay

University receives portion of $10 million in funding for Barnegat Bay improvements

The NJDEP designated $300,000 to the University for restoration and enhancement of submerged aquatic vegetation in the bay.

Dr. Bologna speaking with CBS regarding the clinging jellyfish in NJ.

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.

Erika Bernal Presenting at the 47th Benthic Ecology Meeting

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.