Rutgers Marine Field Station Director Ken Able Talks on Its History

The Tuckerton Historical Society is hosting Ken Able, ichthyologist and the director of the Rutgers Marine Field Station, at its Giffordtown Schoolhouse Museum on Saturday, April 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Many boaters would recognize the Rutgers Marine Field Station as they motor from Barnegat Bay to Great Bay and beyond.

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ReClam The Bay Seeking Volunteers in Brick

Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE), along with the volunteers in ReClam the Bay are inviting the public to their annual Open House for the ReClam The Bay and the Barnegat Bay Shellfish Restoration Program.

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Rutgers Fisheries Research in Mongolia the Subject of Student Film, “The Blue Pearl”

The Mongolian culture has an ingrained traditional respect for water and their cultural practices are aimed at maintaining water quality. The largest lake in Mongolia, known as the Blue Pearl, is sacred to Mongolians. The effects of climate change have had a negative impact on the livelihood of Mongolian herders, who have turned to this lake as a resource for food. Rutgers specialist in fisheries science and aquatic ecology Olaf Jensen has had a long-established research program in Mongolia, home to several endangered salmonids, including a species of grayling (Thymallus nigrescens) found only in Lake Hovsgol and taimen (Hucho taimen), the world’s largest trout. His research in Mongolia is focused on the ecology and conservation of taimen and Hovsgol grayling as well as the aquatic ecosystems on which they depend. Watch this video, edited by Rutgers Center for Digital Filmmaking student Gabrielle Gatdula, in which Jensen discusses his research in Mongolia.

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Raising Disease-Resistant Oysters at Rutgers Haskin Shellfish Lab

Join Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory Director Dave Bushek on a virtual tour of the facilities and the important research conducted there for WHYY’s Friday Arts. Bushek demonstrates the process of raising disease-resistant oysters and explains how it not only benefits consumers and the oyster industry, but fish and birds as well.

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VIMS professor lauded for groundbreaking aquaculture patent

A professor with William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science is one of two to be named "Inventor of the Year" by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame, the college announced Monday. Professor Stan Allen and his colleague Ximing Guo of Rutgers University were lauded for their "product by process" patent, achieved in 1994 while both were at Rutgers, for oysters with two extra sets of chromosomes. Their breakthrough, plus new techniques developed at VIMS and Rutgers, is used in growing 90 percent of Virginia’s farmed oysters, according to a VIMS statement.

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