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Summer Intern Projects

Coastal Conservation Research Program It was a busy, muddy summer with the Coastal Conservation Research Program interns. We were able to learn so much through their contributions, and had a great time doing it! The crew of six– all undergraduates or recent graduates...

Crazy about Horseshoe Crabs

by Shelby Schmeltzle The Atlantic Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) is an important keystone species of the Delaware Bay. As such, the horseshoe crab is depended upon by many other species participating in the ecosystem. Shorebirds such as the Red Knot (Calidris...

Terrapins in the Classroom

by Dr. Lisa Ferguson Our kids are not the only ones headed off to school in the fall. Each year, we send diamondback terrapin hatchlings to spend the school year with teachers who are trained and permitted to raise the turtles with their students through our Terrapins...

Changing of Colors = Winter is Coming

by Sue Slotterback Everyone knows autumn is the tEdit Postime for change. It’s colorful panoramic views of the forest foliage just before it falls to blanket the ground insulating roots, crowns, seedlings, and many small creatures from winter’s frosty bite. These same...

Learning with Living Fossils

by Shelby Schmeltzle Continuing efforts to conserve and restore the local Atlantic Horseshoe Crab population, The Wetlands Institute (TWI) has partnered with the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Aquatic Education Program to launch the Horseshoe Crabs in the...