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Share the Beach with Nesting Birds

by Allison Anholt The beaches of Seven Mile Island are beautiful beaches. Characterized by tall dunes, shells galore, and nice swimming opportunities, they are attractive to people as well as many species of nesting birds. We are lucky to share our beaches with some...

Welcome Haley Faith!

I joined the Wetlands family in April as the new Outreach Coordinator. I graduated from Stockton University in 2013, with a BS in Marine Science, and a concentration in Marine Biology. While in college, I started my marine biology career as an aquaculturist. From...

The Wetlands Institute Receives Disney Conservation Grant

Stone Harbor, NJ, May 4, 2017 – The Wetlands Institute has been awarded a $23,700 grant from the Disney Conservation Fund (DCF) as a part of the Fund’s focus on reversing the decline of at-risk wildlife around the world. The conservation grant recognizes The Wetlands...

My Wetlands Story

by Lois Hamilton, Trustee Did you ever walk into a place and think to yourself… I feel energized here? From the very first time I walked through the double doors of The Wetlands Institute more than 30 years ago, my curiosity was piqued and I knew this was going to...

Octo Antics

by Samantha Sorbello The common octopus is one of the more interesting inhabitants of our local waters. Typically found offshore, these animals are often caught as bycatch by commercial fishermen. Both in the wild and in captivity, octopus are masters of disguise...

Giving Back: My Adventures as an Institute Volunteer

by Jan Zimmerman One of the many nice things about retirement at the shore is having time to do something besides work! Having brought my children to The Wetland’s during summer vacations years ago, and as a lover of the seashore environment, volunteering with The...

Marsh Musings – Spring 2017

As the days get longer, the marsh begins to awaken from its winter slumber. I pause at the dawn of this spring to wonder how things have changed since the fall. It seems that wherever you look, there is change. The election of a new president certainly appears to be a...

Horseshoe Crab Connection

by Sue Slotterback An annual ritual is about to commence along our shoreline. It’s time for the migration and spawning of horseshoe crabs. Known as a “living fossil”, horseshoe crabs date back more than 450 million years! They are closely related to spiders, ticks,...

An Open Statement to Our Constituency

For nearly 50 years, The Wetlands Institute has conducted important research, undertaken science-based and informed conservation measures, and used science as a basis for our education programs. All of us at The Wetlands Institute value science and understand the...

Happy Holidays

Warm Wishes for a Happy Holiday Season and a Wonderful New Year!  At the end of yet another busy year, we would like take a moment to thank you, our supporters, for all you do! We have accomplished so much in 2016 and it would not have been possible without your...