New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University
The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve consists of just under 115,000 acres of pinelands, coastal plains, and barrier islands. It is home to many diverse species, including wading birds, waterfowl, raptors, songbirds, blue crabs, hard clams, bluefish, summer flounder, and more than 90 species of fish. Reserve staff prioritize research, outreach, and education to protect and restore ecosystems and preserve the future of New Jersey’s coasts.
Explore the impact of Jacques Cousteau Reserve’s educational program in 2019, including their interpretive boat tours and field station open house.
Latest News from the Jacques Cousteau Reserve
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.
The inspiration for a new internship program at New Jersey’s Jacques Cousteau Reserve was simple: diversity in science is better for everybody. Creating equal access is important for advancing equality and science is stronger when everybody contributes.
New Jerseyans aren’t the only ones who enjoy summer days at the beach. Mosquitos are a longstanding nuisance, annoying sunbathers and swimmers. With climate change, the problem is just getting worse.