This month, NERRA’s correspondent-at-large Nik Charov interviewed Mike De Luca, manager at the Jacques Cousteau Reserve in New Jersey. A young rising star in marine science, Mike discussed the Jersey Shore, NERRA lore, and why he ever left the Caribbean.
Education, education, education! Given that the Administration is proposing to cut the NERRS budget, we all must promote the work being done at our Reserves and in NOAA OCM.
The first cohort of Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellows has been doing meaningful work and now—thanks to the support of our congressional champions—another generation of coastal scientists will get their start at a Reserve through this national program.
In 2021, Tribal, locality, and regional stakeholders from Virginia’s Coastal Zone Management (CZM) program did something unprecedented: they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on environmental conservation initiatives while promoting sustainable economic development within the Lower Chickahominy River Watershed.
The rufous-breasted red knot migrates more than 9,000 miles every year, wintering as far south as Tierra Del Fuego at the southernmost tip of South America. Along the way, many take a break at South Carolina’s ACE Basin Reserve.
This spring, with support from the Narragansett Bay Reserve and EPA staff, volunteer citizen scientists participated in an annual Save the Bay tradition: counting seals. The Reserve was responsible for counting the seal population around Prudence Island.