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Jacques Cousteau Reserve, New Jersey

State

New Jersey

State Partner

New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University

Acres

114,884

Est. Date

1997

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.

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This reserve currently does not have a formal friends organization. Please stay tuned for more information.

Did You Know…

The Jacques Cousteau Reserve uses an autonomous underwater vehicle to track fish—the first time this technology has been used for this purpose.

Latest News from the Jacques Cousteau Reserve

Advancing Diversity in Marine Sciences

Advancing Diversity in Marine Sciences

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.

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New Jersey Scientists Bite Back

New Jersey Scientists Bite Back

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.

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Know Your Tides

Know Your Tides

Jacques Cousteau and the NJDEP have partnered up to raise awareness of tidal flooding risk in a new social media campaign.

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Jacques Cousteau Reserve, New Jersey