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Reserve Staff Visited Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

Written on: November 3rd, 2011 in NERR

The National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) system is comprised of 28 reserves around the United States.  The Delaware NERR is the 22nd reserve, adopted into the system in 1993.  Every year the staff from each reserve meet for a national meeting to set system-wide priorities, integrate the program sectors (management, research, education, coastal training, and stewardship), […]


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Thank you Wes!

Written on: September 30th, 2011 in Blackbird Creek ReserveNERRSt. Jones ReserveStewardship

Today we’re celebrating 12 years of outstanding service by the Reserve’s Conservationist, Wes Conley who is starting on a new adventure – retirement!  He’s been an invaluable resource to the Reserve and provided outstanding technical assistance and leadership in getting things done on the ground at the St Jones Reserve and Blackbird Creek Reserve.  His […]


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Researchers Study Blue Crabs in the Delaware Bay

Written on: September 30th, 2011 in NERRResearchSt. Jones Reserve

The effect of climate change is expected to raise the temperature of Southern New England waters by up to 40°F (4.5 °C) in this century. This may result in northward expansion of the blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) range as well as its pathogens (an agent that causes disease such as a virus or bacteria). The […]


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Delaware Celebrates National Estuaries Day

Written on: September 8th, 2011 in NERRStewardshipVolunteers

Join us for a grand celebration of National Estuaries Day!  National Estuaries Day is an annual event that celebrates our estuaries, those areas where rivers meet the sea. It is a great opportunity to learn more about these ecosystems and how you can help to protect them.  Delaware is celebrating National Estuaries Day through the […]


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Navigating the St. Jones…A Tale of A River

Written on: August 29th, 2011 in Education & OutreachNERRSt Jones Events and ProgramsStewardship

Snaking through the middle of downtown Dover, past Legislative Hall, sneaking around the Air Force Base, and ending its journey at Bowers Beach is none other than the St. Jones River.  In years past, our rivers were thought to be our life line.  They were our source of food, transportation, income, entertainment, and sense of […]


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