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It’s official: NJ rivers, bays loaded with dangerous clinging jellyfish

Careful where you go fishing. Officials say what to look out for and what to do if you're stung.

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The backstory of the venomous clinging jellyfish

Between May and October each year the Barnegat Bay Partnership (on the heels of their State of the Bay Report release), samples with a 50-foot seine net at numerous parts of Barnegat Bay looking for juvenile fish. Officials have come across a variety of estuarine fish since 2012, but among them four are jellyfish species of which certain types have a potent and harmful sting.

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Our Bay, Our Community: State of the Barnegat Bay Report 2016 released

Do our daily activities affect the Barnegat Bay, and how so? There are a number of issues hovering day to day activity in the bay and just about all of them are covered in the Barnegat Bay Partnership State of the Bay Report. Everything from how weather affects the bay, how animals and plants survive on nutrients, and how human behavior affects the bay are all things to be made aware of.

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Cigarette butts flicked out of car windows are ruining NJ’s waterways

It happens every day on New Jersey roads: Used cigarette butts are tossed out car windows. Aside from the obvious risk of forest fires, discarded butts are taking a toll on our waterways and marine life.

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Nip the sea nettles: Barnegat Bay Blitz workshops upcoming

If your property includes floating docks or manufactured bulkheads, and you're not keeping them scrubbed, you're risking a proliferation future of the stinging, voracious jellyfish called sea nettles. New Jersey environmental officials venture to Ocean County lagoon areas in mid-May, to demonstrate effective maintenance.

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DEP Calms Cloudiness Concerns

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is once again working to calm concerns over cloudy water in the Barnegat Bay.

Testing by the Bureau of Marine Water Quality Monitoring this week found that the water from outfall pipes in Seaside Heights and Seaside Heights met federal and state safety standards for recreational bathing...

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Jersey’s Coast Plays Role In Famous Flower Show

I saw the Philadelphia Flower Show last night and, as usual, it's full of beauty, color, and artful designs.  It's one of my favorite ways to beat the winter blues and get a jump start on spring...

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Denny Dyer, Barnegat, restoring a Garvey (courtesy Jersey Outlaws)
Denny Dyer, Barnegat, restoring a Garvey (courtesy Jersey Outlaws)
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Barnegat Bay Garvey racers honor their best Saturday in Lacey

Garveys, the flat-bottomed vessels which evolved from clamming boats to a thrilling speed spectacle every summer on Barnegat Bay, draw mariners and fans to Forked River on January 16.

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A second brown plume surfaces in Barnegat Bay

Members of Save Barnegat Bay are calling on the state to test for pollution after a second brown plume discharged from a Seaside Park pumping station surfaced over the weekend. 

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OCC Forum to discuss additional Sea Nettle research findings

Additional findings on Sea nettle research that could help curb the population and improve the overall ecological health of the Barnegat Bay will be discussed at a forum next month at Ocean County College in Toms River. 

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