Jacques Cousteau Reserve, New Jersey

State

New Jersey

State Partner

New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University

Acres

116,116

Est. Date

1997

The Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve consists of 116,116 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.

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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

The Next 30 Years of Sea Level Rise

The Next 30 Years of Sea Level Rise

Looking for a last minute stocking-stuffer? The 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report is packed with useful information that any coastal community could use. Twenty-three co-authors helped create this authoritative report.

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Seeing is Believing in New Jersey

Seeing is Believing in New Jersey

New Jersey residents can now get a firsthand look at climate change impacts at one of five learning stations in State Parks, thanks to the Jacques Cousteau Reserve, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), and partners.

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Making Way for Wetlands

Making Way for Wetlands

Wetlands around the country are increasingly threatened by rising seas, stronger storms, more extreme precipitation, and drought. Planning to protect these precious resources while addressing the needs of communities …

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Jacques Cousteau Reserve, New Jersey