Seeking a Director of Rutgers University’s Marine Field Station

The Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is seeking a motivated tenure-track, academic year, faculty to join a collaborative statewide community as Director of the Rutgers University Marine Field Station (RUMFS). While the full range of faculty positions will be considered, preference...

Ecology and Conservation of Sharks

(above) A tagged male pelagic thresher shark returns to a seamount in the Philippines to be cleaned of parasites. Two cleaner fish (wrasse) can be seen grooming the shark’s flank and cloaca. The acoustic transmitter tag is visible trailing from the dorsal fin, where it was inserted by a diver...

School of Barracuda Tracking Remus

A school of barracuda follows an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) as seen from an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV, or drone). The AUV team of New Jersey Agriculture Experiment Station (NJAES) and Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS) staff and faculty was supporting a mission by the Florida Institute of...

Infrastructure Improvements

The last two years have seen an increase in infrastructure improvements at the Marine Field Station.  The much-needed boat basin dredging was completed in December 2018 after being on hold since Superstorm Sandy.  Several other large projects have recently begun. A complete renovation of the wet lab, including new fish...

Throwing back the big ones saves a fishery from hot water

Just out last week, Malin has a Commentary in PNAS, “Throwing back the big ones saves a fishery from hot water.” In it, he explains why a recent paper by Arnault Le Bris on the Maine lobster fishery provides important insight into efforts to create climate-ready fisheries management. Practices like...

Catching Clownfish

Diving is well underway here in the Philippines - members of the Pinsky lab are back for another season studying metapopulation dynamics of reef fish, focusing on the yellowtail clownfish (Amphiprion clarkii). We tag and fin-clip fish for genetic and mark-recapture studies. We've started with the northern sites in our...

Ghost Forests

The earth is getting warmer, sea levels are rising, and this is reflected in the occurrence of “ghost forests” in the Mullica Valley in southern New Jersey. The increase is obvious in most of our lifetimes and especially since Superstorm Sandy, when salty water was pushed far upstream. One result...

2017 RIOS Poster Session

Please mark your calendars for the Research Internships in Ocean Sciences (RIOS) public poster session on Friday, August 11th, starting at 1 pm in the lobby of the Marine & Coastal Sciences building.  RIOS is our REU site at Rutgers funded by NSF Ocean Sciences. The RIOS interns will be...