Marine scientists from Rutgers University recently published a study that suggests the stretch of the Atlantic off the Jersey Shore is cleaner than expected. The study measured small sea life living off New Jersey’s coasts.
Many beachgoers and coastal residents are thrilled to hear the news and agree with the study’s findings, but some say there is still room for improvement.
What do you think of the quality of the Jersey Shore waters? What needs to be improved?
Some say trash is the main cause of their woes, while others felt the water could still be cleaner.
Memorial Day brought hundreds to Wildwood’s beaches, including 16-year-old Zach Cooney from Newark, Del. Cooney wants all visitors to “respect the beach.”
Elizabeth Albrecht, a year-round Wildwood resident, insists that the dozens of trash and recycling bins in sight are not enough to keep mounting litter at bay.
Delware County, Pa. resident Robert McDonnell has been coming to the beaches for longer than he can remember and believes the water quality has improved.
“There was a time when you could walk out a foot or two in the water and you couldn’t even see your feet. And now, you can walk out all the way up to your waist and you can see your feet. Yes, it’s clean!”