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Study Examines Crab Impact on Salt Marsh Health

Written on: September 20th, 2019 in NERRResearchSt. Jones Reserve

A study within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System to determine the destructiveness of crabs to salt marshes found that, while crabs can be a problem in some areas, a far greater threat facing marshes is sea level rise. Crabs play an important role in maintaining a balanced ecosystem in salt marshes, but too many […]


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Delaware’s Rainfall: Seriously Spikey! Just ask Dr. Kari St. Laurent

Written on: October 23rd, 2018 in ResearchSt. Jones Reserve

A bright, bristly weather-chart spied on the research-laboratory wall at the St. Jones Reserve, on National Estuaries Day 2016, cried out for revisiting. Because a pirate’s best friend just may be the weather, or possibly a good chart, an irresistible combination of the two caused this would-be pirate to return recently to the Reserve for […]


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We Monitor “What” in the Water?

Written on: August 15th, 2018 in Blackbird Creek ReserveEducation & OutreachResearch

An experience that is avoided by most college students became the beginning of a morning adventure… I was up before the sun; a rarity in itself. I had risen from the depths of my room to explore the waters of Blackbird Creek on a nekton trawl. The word nekton was absent from my vocabulary prior […]


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DNERR Summer Interns!

Written on: June 19th, 2018 in Coastal Training ProgramEducation & OutreachResearchSt. Jones Reserve

  The DNERR staff would like to welcome the helpful hands of our summer interns!  This group is eager to get to work and learn the tricks of their trade.  We are all looking forward to a fun, educational, and fantastic summer! Jared Ryan – Education Intern I am currently a sophomore at the University […]


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Dancing with Horseshoe Crabs, Under the Stars

Written on: March 27th, 2018 in Education & OutreachGuest BlogResearchVolunteers

Do you recall the mention, in this blog, of the “poetry in Horseshoe Crabs”? (If not, just keyword-search “poetry” on this page.) Now is your chance to prepare for experiencing that poetry for yourself, when “dancing” with the crabs during a real-life beach “party” in support of a good cause: DNERR’s annual Horseshoe Crab Spawning […]


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