Portuguese Man O' War reportedly washed up on a Jersey beach
Updated on July 12, 2017 at 11:32 AM Posted on July 11, 2017 at 8:31 AM
By Chris Franklin
HARVEY CEDARS -- A venomous fish washed up on a beach in Long Beach Island Friday.
According to Harvey Cedars Beach Patrol Captain Randy Townsend, a Portuguese Man O'War was found around 10 a.m. Friday. It appears as if it had washed up on the shore.
The Portuguese Man O' War is known for its dangerous tentacles that if stung, it can be extremely painful.
It is not the first time the jellyfish has been found on the beach at the Harvey Cedar Beach. One Man O' War was found towards the end of the summer last year and more were found in 2015.
Meet Hilton: Another great white shark swimming along N.J.'s coast
Updated on July 23, 2017 at 2:35 PM Posted on July 21, 2017 at 5:17 PM
By Spencer Kent
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
While Mary Lee, the famed great white shark with a massive twitter following, continues her more than monthlong break from the limelight, another great white is heading toward New Jersey's coastal waters.
Hilton, a 12-1/2-foot long, 1,326-pound male great white shark, surfaced at 8:07 p.m. Thursday off the southern Maryland-Delaware border, according to a real-time GPS tracker monitored by OCEARCH, a nonprofit group which researches great whites.
Hilton -- which was tagged by the group in March -- has traveled more than 151 miles in the last 72 hours, and was off the Cape May shoreline Friday afternoon. Since leaving the coastal waters of South Carolina last week, the shark has been heading north at a steady pace, according to the group's tracker.
Sharks were spotted at a Coney Island beach today
By Rebecca Fontana
Posted: Saturday July 8 2017, 4:57pm
TimeOut New York
It’s the cutest shark we’ve ever seen, but still. This morning, a shark was spotted at the Coney Island beach near West 19th Street. The four-foot creature was seen swimming near the coast at around 11am, and lifeguards cleared all swimmers from the area. Shortly afterward, a different, smaller shark washed up on shore, drawing a crowd as it flailed in the sand. (You have to feel a little bad for him now, right?) It eventually washed back out to sea, and swimming resumed for those brave enough to enter the water.
It’s not the first time a shark’s been spotted at Coney Island, and there have also been great white sharks near the Jersey Shore this summer. Still, it’s completely possible for the aquatic animals to coexist with humans on the best beaches near NYC—just keep your distance, stay calm and respect the ocean.
New Mascot for the Hamptons: Mary Lee, the Great White Shark
By VALERIYA SAFRONOVA
JULY 11, 2017
The New York Times
She is somewhere in her 40s or 50s, has more than 119,000 followers on Twitter (where she can sometimes be quite flirtatious) and enjoys summering along the Jersey Shore and the Hamptons.
She weighs about 4,000 pounds and is around 17 feet long. If you’re a seal or a squid, you had better be careful when she comes around.
Meet Mary Lee, a great white shark identified in fall 2012 by Ocearch, an organization that researches and tracks marine species. In the five years since the team first pulled Mary Lee out of the waters near Cape Cod, in Massachusetts, to tag her and collect blood and tissue samples, she has traveled nearly 40,000 miles.
Ocearch traces the path by plotting the pings that occur every time Mary Lee’s dorsal fin surfaces; it is tagged with a device linked to a satellite. During the past three summers, Mary Lee has been a regular on the Northeastern Seaboard, cruising along the Jersey Shore and the Hamptons, Fire Island and Montauk, in New York, attracting the attention of residents and tourists with each visit.
“She has become sort of a mascot,” said Andy Brosnan, the chairman of the Eastern Long Island chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. “Even before she showed up last time, people were like, ‘Has anybody seen anything about Mary Lee?’”
A picture of an adult Sand Tiger Shark taken at the Coney Island Aquarium
At Smith Point Bait and Tackle, stripers and sharks have been holding center stage the week of July 20, 2017. A good number of sand tiger sharks have been around as two friends of the shop landed nice ones off the beach. Bass have also been surprisingly good as a 39 pounder was brought in to weigh just days ago. This wasn’t the only one to draw attention at the shop however it was the biggest so far.
Evidence may point to great white shark nursery off NJ
Dan Radel, @DanielRadelAPP
Published 7:52 p.m. ET July 17, 2015 | Updated 1:18 p.m. ET July 20, 2015
Asbury Park Press
SANDY HOOK – A small party of friends and family were leisurely fishing for fluke Saturday when they hooked into something unexpected — a 4 1/2-foot juvenile great white shark.
They were nine miles northeast of the Sandy Hook tip, an area that is part of the New York Bight. After a short fight on rod and reel the shark was brought along side the boat and let go.
“It was released very quickly. We didn’t want to harm it,” said Robert Latore of Middletown, on whose boat the catch occurred.
In 25 years of fishing, this was Latore’s first encounter with a great white shark. But these brushes with juveniles may prove that the sharks are birthing their pups off the coast here.
“The New York Bight has long been known to be a nursery area — based on historic incidental catches of young-of-the-year,” said Michael L. Domeier, president of the Marine Conservation Science Institute, located in Hawaii.
The New York Bight is an area of the Atlantic Ocean from Cape May to Montauk Point on Long Island.
Domeier said research on the New York Bight is lacking, but what he knows from white shark pups on the West Coast is they often remain in a fairly localized area for the summer and then migrate to warmer water in the winter.
Coast Guard rescues 2 boaters from shark-filled water near Sandy Hook
Updated on July 22, 2017 at 11:41 Posted on July 22, 2017 at 10:51 AM
By Marisa Iati
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
"A helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City arrived but could not send down a rescue swimmer because there were visible sharks in the water."
SANDY HOOK -- U.S. Coast Guard crews and a fishing boat saved two people from shark-filled waters Friday after their boat sank near Sandy Hook, the Coast Guard reported.
The First Coast Guard District command center in Boston got a distress alert at about 9:40 a.m. from a console boat 40 miles off the New Jersey shore.
An aircraft from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod went to the area of the distress signal and found two people in a life raft near an overturned boat and its debris.
A helicopter from Air Station Atlantic City arrived but could not send down a rescue swimmer because there were visible sharks in the water.
Did a fishing crew catch the biggest shark in state history?
Updated on July 23, 2017 at 1:06 PM Posted on July 22, 2017 at 12:20 PM
By Chris Franklin
BRIELLE -- A fishing boat named the Jenny Lee caught a 926-pound Mako shark Saturday morning and it could be the largest shark catch in New Jersey history.
The crew was fishing 100 miles off of the coast of New Jersey in an area known as Hudson Canyon. It took the crew a little over an hour to reel in the shark and hour and a half to get him into the boat, Kevin Gerrity, captain of the Jenny Lee, said.
"It's a pretty awesome feeling," Gerrity said. "We saw him swimming up to the boat. We didn't think we were going to get him but we got him."
"We were able to get him with a skipjack fillet with a squid combo as his last meal," Gerrity added jokingly.
A Running List of How Trump Is Changing the Environment
The Trump administration has promised vast changes to U.S. science and environmental policy—and we’re tracking them here as they happen.
By Michael Greshko
Brian Clark Howard
PUBLISHED JUNE 14, 2017
The Trump administration’s tumultuous first months have brought a flurry of changes—both realized and anticipated—to U.S. environmental policy. Many of the actions roll back Obama-era policies that aimed to curb climate change and limit environmental pollution, while others threaten to limit federal funding for science and the environment.
The stakes are enormous. The Trump administration takes power amid the first days of meaningful international action against climate change, an issue on which political polarization still runs deep. And for the first time in years, Republicans have control of the White House and both houses of Congress—giving them an opportunity to remake the nation’s environmental laws in their image.
It’s a lot to keep track of, so National Geographic will be maintaining an abbreviated timeline of the Trump administration’s environmental actions and policy changes, as well as reactions to them. We will update this article periodically as news develops.
It's amazing what the power of turning something ugly into something beautiful and useable for all can do to change the social and physical environment. A magnificent park that belongs to the people is still one of America's greatest gifts to the world.
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MY TOP 5 FAVORITE BOOKS ABOUT NY HARBOR
1. Field Guide to the Neighborhood Birds of New York City by Leslie Day
2.Heartbeats in the Muck by John Waldman
3. The Fisheries of Raritan Bay by Clyde L. MacKenzie Jr.
4. Waterfront: A Walk Around Manhattan by Phillip Lopate
5. The Bottom of the Harbor by Joseph Mitchell