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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...

JCNERR/AUV Collaborations

The Station remains central to the function of the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve (JCNERR), part of a unified federal reserve system, for which Rutgers University is the state custodian. Long-term monitoring of estuarine water quality, weather, salt marsh vegetation, and coastal geomorphology are core reserve functions with nationally...

Kenneth Able Named Recipient of the Dwight A. Webster Memorial Award

The Northeastern Division of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) has named Rutgers University-New Brunswick’s Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (EOAS) faculty member Kenneth W. Able the 2018 recipient of the Dwight A. Webster Memorial Award. Able is a Distinguished Professor in the Rutgers Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences,...

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...