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Luing Family Internship Program

Coastal Conservation Research Program The 2019 Coastal Conservation Research Program interns have been fully immersed in their summer at the Institute, learning new skills, contributing to our projects, and developing their own individual studies: Tully Frain*,...

Army Corps and partners launch Seven Mile Island Living Lab

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District announced the launch of the Seven Mile Island Living Laboratory, an initiative designed to advance and improve dredging and marsh restoration techniques in coastal New Jersey through innovative research, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and practical application. This project combines the expertise of the Army Corps, The Wetlands Institute, The Nature Conservancy and other partners.

Just Skimming the Surface

by Lisa Ferguson Who doesn’t love the sight of Black Skimmers streaming low over calm waters in our backbays? Or their barks at dusk as they cut the water with their bill in a hunt for fish? We are treated to these sights and sounds during the summer when Black...

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...

Tracking Terrapins in the Marsh

by Brian Williamson In an effort to fill gaps in our knowledge of behavior and survival of juvenile terrapins, we initiated a telemetry study to track movements of head-started juvenile terrapins this summer. We are partnering with Cellular Tracking Technologies...

Nesting Season is Here!

by Brian Williamson As the weather warms up and vacationers begin to arrive, local turtles, especially nesting diamondback terrapins, will be on the move as well. Here are some guidelines for what to do, and not do, if you see a turtle this summer. Be aware of turtles...