New Jersey Department of Fish and Game fish sampling test results are available for 2014. We looked at the recent test results from the perspective of implications for the Delaware Bay.
Concerns over the impact of recent weather events triggered this compilation of facts about blue claw crabs.
Baysave.org launched a new page dedicated to oyster restoration news and reports from around the world.
This spring we launched restoration projects on three new sites utilizing gardening methods specifically adapted to the waters of the Delaware Bay. Shoreline gardening is a great way for property owners to help improve their local watershed. See more details and photos.
This 2012 report by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) details the water quality of the Delaware Bay and might be considered the bible of local water quality information. More recent post-Sandy studies and their resulting governmental actions by NJDEP are more controversial and not so widely accepted even among the environmental groups and government agencies with interests in water quality.
The small town of Port Mahon, Delaware was already lost to rising water level along the Delaware Bay shores. Now the last of the surviving roadway to a public boat launch is threatened. This year, Baypoint New Jersey is headed for the same fate.
On September 14, 2012 Delaware's sea level response report was presented to the residents of Delaware Bay communities in Delaware outlining the four possible responses and the estimated costs of each response. The report is meant to helps evaluate the environmental, social, business, political and financial impact over the coming decades.
We launched a new sea level rise response blog page in August to compile news reports of various communities' response to sea level rise as official projections and planned evacuation strategies are disseminated to residents.