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Our Changing New Jersey Shorelines: More...

A variety of processes contribute to the changing appearances of New Jersey’s beaches. Each year, some beaches grow while others shrink as a result of longshore drift gradually pushing sand from one shore point to the next. Nor’easters, hurricanes, and rising sea levels can exacerbate the process, removing massive sections of the beaches along the […]

OUT OF THE DEPTHS: MYSTERIES OF OUR OFFS...

OUT OF THE DEPTHS: MYSTERIES OF OUR OFFSHORE DEEP-DIVING WHALES

Far out in the Atlantic lurk strange creatures considered to be the deepest diving of all mammals. These record setting animals are Cuvier’s beaked whales (Ziphius cavirostris). Normally found far from shore, the Research Center has encountered and photographed individuals of this species during pelagic birding and whale watching trips. The beaked whale family consists […]