MARS in the News

The Marine Science Program faculty and adjuncts are heavily involved in local community outreach and research activities. Press links for recent community initiatives are provided below, as well as examples of MARS faculty providing local research expertise in the region.

2018

 

Image from the Asbury Park Press of audience at the NJ Maritime Museum presentation on Jan. 19

 

 

 

 

Image courtesy of the Asbury Park Press

 

2016

Marine Field Station Adds New Research Vessel to Fleet

 “Stockton University has embraced sustainability in its development and operational practices through the Stockton Sustainability Initiatives,” said the AASCU, a higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities and systems. - Press Release May 2, 2016

Image of Sustainability Program Students working on sustainable motor







Photo Courtesy of Stockton University


Stockton Students Search for Seaweed's Succulent Side

"Lacey said the general education course was created to appeal to all students, not just marine science majors, and many of the 25 students were from other disciplines. She said students learn the many ways seaweed is used and do a scavenger hunt in which they have to find 15 items with seaweed." – Diane D'Amico. Press of Atlantic City. 10 May 2016.

Seaweed's Succelent Side







Photo Courtesy of Press of Atlantic City.com


Stockton University Students and Fish and Wildlife Service, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and the Nature Conservancy Join to Work on Gandy Beach/Nantuxent Creek

"They constructed approximately 300 linear feet of living shoreline consisting of oyster castles that act as a breakwater and protect about one mile of sandy beach shoreline and adjacent salt marsh."
– Facebook–USFWS Northeast Region post. 5 April 16.

Fish and Wildlife Service, Partnership for the Delaware River and Nature Conservancy staff joined Stockton College students to work on the Gandy Beach/Nantuxent Creek living shoreline installation. Photo credit: Josh Moody/Partnership for the Delaware River







Photo Courtesy of USFWS Northeast Region


Time To Clean Up All Those Crab Traps Pulled from the River 

"Lacey said the general education course was created to appeal to all students, not just marine science majors, and many of the 25 students were from other disciplines. She said students learn the many ways seaweed is used and do a scavenger hunt in which they have to find 15 items with seaweed." – Diane D'Amico. Press of Atlantic City. 10 May 2016.

Crab Traps Pull from River








Photo Courtesy of Press of Atlantic City.com
 


Hidden Hazards in Jersey Shore for Boaters

 "If we can partner with commercial crabbers on projects like this and others – it's a win-win in a lot of different ways."
– Steve Evert. NBC10 News Philadelphia. 16 March 2016. 

Video Courtesy of NBC 10 Philadelphia

Ghost Pot Busters Seek to Clear Bays of Old Crab Traps

"They recover lost gear that's valuable. Plus, it's a win for the ecosystem because it's helping any crabs or other species that would end up in the traps - and it benefits the scientists, because we're collecting accurate data. Forming those ties will make it easier to do projects together in the future."
– Mark Sullivan. Press of Atlantic City. 13 March 2016.

Ghost Pot Busters







Photo Courtesy of Press of Atlantic City

 

Brick Shorebeat "Local Shark Expert Aims to Protect Ocean's Top Predator"

"Millions of Americans will spend the next six nights watching hours of documentaries on sharks as part of the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week,” an annual summer tradition that ratchets up interest in the most infamous fish in the sea. For Brick resident Steve Nagiewicz, it’s a chance to impart an important message about the ocean’s most maligned species: sharks are worth saving."
– Nee, Daniel. Brick Shorebeat. 6 July 6 2015. Web. 22 February 2016.

Brick Shorebeat "Local Shark Expert Aims to Protect Ocean's Top Predator"









 Photo Courtesy of Brick Shorebeat


Atlantic City Press "Shark attacks rare in New Jersey's waters, experts say"

“While the number of humans and sharks in the local ocean waters both increase in the summer, both finding the warmer summer ocean temperatures attractive, "humans just don't know that they are there," said Lacey. – Skeldon, Dan & Nevitt, Cindy. –  Press of Atlantic City. 6 July  2015. Web. 22 February 2016. 

Shark Attacks Rare in New Jersey's Waters, Experts Say







Photo Courtesy of Wikipedia


Atlantic City Press "Shark no big deal at the shore, Real problem in NJ is man-o-war's sting"

“While the number of humans and sharks in the local ocean waters both increase in the summer, both finding the warmer summer ocean temperatures attractive, "humans just don't know that they are there," said Lacey. – Skeldon, Dan & Nevitt, Cindy. –  Press of Atlantic City. 6 July  2015. Web. 22 February 2016. 

Man-O-War's Sting







Photo Courtesy of Press of Atlantic City


ABC News "Dangerous Portuguese Man-Of-Wars Appearing on Eastern Beaches" 

“Matthew Landau, a professor of marine science at New Jersey’s Stockton University, cautioned beachgoers against touching a beached Portuguese man-of-war. "Tell the lifeguard,” Landau said, adding that Portuguese man-of-wars “can sting even when they're dead." – ABC News 10 July 2015. Web. 22 February 2016

Man-O-War Image from ABC News





Photo Courtesy of Press of Atlantic City



Atlantic City Press "Bringing back Barnegat Bay with old oyster shells"

"They need hard substrate. That's the key. That's why we need the shell – There could be millions of oyster larvae in the water column, and when they settle down and it's just sandy mud, they're not going to be recruited...–Steve Evert." – Loder, Stephanie. 18 May  2015. Web. 22 February  2016.

Bringing Back Barnegat Bay with Old Oyster Shells








Photo Courtesy of Stockton University


Stockton Now Summer 2014 (Headed to the Beach?)

"Marine biologists are often asked why certain species seem to be increasing during a particular summer. The answer is not always easy. Here's some advice to better appreciate what you see at the shore this summer." – Sullivan, Mark. "Headed to the Beach". Stockton Now. Summer 2015. Web. Winter 2016.

Stockton Now










Photo Courtesy of Stockton University


Atlantic City Press (Sensational Seaweeds)

Stockton students in Elizabeth Lacey's Marine Science Class prepare seaweed based dishes to promote seaweed as a food. 

 

 


Atlantic City Press "Stockton University Hosting Local Shark Week"

“Sharks are these icons of fear in this oasis of relaxation at the beach,” Lacey said Friday. “We want to play up on this natural interest.” – Tracey, Sara. Press of Atlantic City. 3 April 2015. Web. 22 February 2016

Local Shark Week








Photo Courtesy of Stockton University