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Joe Reynolds
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One of the Weirdest Fish in NY Harbor
On
a warm and still summer day I caught not just one, but two juvenile Northern
Stargazers while seining in the shallow waters of Sandy Hook Bay. I was amazed
for sure, it was first time I had discovered this species in the estuary. The
Northern Stargazer i...
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American Bald Eagle Spotted in Keyport Harbor
You
never what you will see on a gray summer day in New York Harbor. The diversity
of life can be quite unexpected at times.  Recently,
while kayaking in Keyport Harbor, I spotted a big hawk-like bird perched
quietly by itself on a lone wooden piling far ou...
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A Seine Survey of Sandy Hook & Raritan Bays
On Saturday, June 7, 2014,
volunteers with the Bayshore Regional Watershed Council, an all-volunteer
environmental group dedicated to restoring Raritan Bay & Sandy Hook Bay,
and members of the public participated in a hands-on program using a 50-foot
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FREE FAMILY EVENT: Seine The Bay Day on Saturday, June 7th
Join
members of the all-volunteer Bayshore Watershed Council on Saturday, June 7,
2014 as we seine and monitor water quality along the edge of Raritan Bay and
Sandy Hook Bay of Monmouth County. You are invited to help us. Bring a friend
or bring your family...
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The First Green Heron on the Year
The
other day I caught the first sight of a Green Heron this year. It flew in silently,
and quickly become somewhat camouflaged by the marshy vegetation within
Horseshoe Cove at Sandy Hook National Recreation Area, located within the hectic
waters of New Yo...
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A Large Drum Fish Washes Ashore at Sandy Hook
High
peril on the beach the other day, after a large Black Drum saltwater fish
washed ashore at Sandy Hook Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey,
near the entrance to New York Harbor. What caused this adult fish to die? The
incident was especially ...
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A See-Through Fish Swims in Local Waters
So
far this summer, the seining has been pretty good around local waters in Raritan
Bay and Sandy Hook Bay. Along with the usual suspects, such as Bay
Anchovies,   Hermit Crabs, Sand Shrimp,
and Snapper Blues, there have been some fun   finds. Puffer Fish, ...
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Beware of Cotton Balls Running Down the Beach
If
you are planning to enjoy a day at the beach this weekend, or for the next
several weeks, please watch your step. June and July are months for little
Piping Plover chicks to run up and down a beach in search for food. The chicks
are tiny, about the size ...
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Migratory Shorebirds Dwindle Around NY Harbor
For
many years now numerous people have been enjoying the month of May with the
sight of migratory shorebirds on a late springtime beach. A beautiful variety of
different plovers and sandpipers will pass through New York Harbor to rest and
feed before headi...
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A Hickey on a Fluke
I
am firm believer that one can obtain a good deal of information about a body of
water just by pulling a net through its shallows.   This is where countless small life endures and
juvenile creatures fight to stay alive. Every day is different. You never kn...
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Sitting on Eggs and Catching Fish for Local Ospreys
Memorial
Day weekend is nearly here. Time for barbecues, beaches, and boardwalks again.
Many more boats are appearing in the water within bays and rivers and the gentle
pink blossoms of the beach rose are starting to emerge along the shore. For
most folks, ...
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The Largest Plover in North America Visits Sandy Hook Bay
Many
animals are now on the move. The frenetic rush of spring and the need to breed   compels lots of animals to move, migrate and
generally become restless. Can you feel it, there is a rush to create new life.
Scores of birds, butterflies, fish, and other ...
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An avid naturalist, writer, and photographer. I am also a passionate advocate and activist for clean water and open spaces around Lower New York Bay, one of the most urban waterways in the world.
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Lives in Atlantic Highlands, near the shores of Sandy Hook Bay in New Jersey, and downstream from New York City.
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