New Jersey Beaches and Barnegat Bay

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Thousands of people walked the sands along the New Jersey shore over Memorial Day weekend. After a winter packed with nor’easters and blizzards, many of the beaches needed significant replenishment to get them ready for the summer season. This hour, we’ll take a look at New Jersey’s beaches and also check-up on the health of Barnegat Bay, the New Jersey estuary that stretches from Point Pleasant to Little Egg Harbor. The Bay is suffering from massive pollution. Suburban runoff from lawn fertilizers and car exhaust is threatening species like blue crabs, hard shell clams, and eel grass. Our guests are Thomas Herrington, an associate professor of ocean engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology and Michael DeLuca, senior assistant director of the Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences Institute at Rutgers University.

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