Funding from the Jules L. Plangere, Jr. Family Foundation will extend the Coastal Lakes Observing Network through 2023 and enable volunteers to measure harmful algal bloom levels in their community lakes.

A study by Associate Professor of Economics Eric Fesselmeyer finds that Major League Baseball umpires call pitches less accurately in uncomfortable temperatures, with performance at its worst in extreme heat conditions.

Faculty Enrichment Grants awarded for research on whether sea level has impacted Jersey Shore home values, how engagement in climate activism influences young people, and the psychological benefits of experiencing nature.

Student shares lessons from her paper, “Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: A Need to Improve Governing Frameworks and Enhance a Global Commitment to Conservation.”

Award-winning N.Y./N.J. Sea Grant social media campaign has built awareness of precautions visitors should take at the beach.

Thirteen-member group will provide guidance and new perspectives for enhancing academic and student engagement at Monmouth University.

Endowed Associate Professor of Marine Science Jason Adolf pens primer on HABs for summer issue of ANJEC Report.

June lecture featured Prof Eric V. Hull of the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law.
Upcoming Events
July 20-22

Exploring marine impacts and technologies, policies and initiatives to prevent and reduce marine debris.
Aug. 2 | 6:30 p.m.

Presentation by Monmouth U. Associate Professor Keith Dunton hosted by Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Marine Extension Program Seminar Series.
Aug. 12 | 10:30 a.m.
Monmouth U. School of Science Summer Research Program Symposium

Featuring poster session for projects supported by School of Science and UCI. More details to come on Summer Research Program page.
Keeping the Shore Pure

A special thanks to the volunteers who took part in our Monmouth Alumni Weekend beach cleanup. The team removed plenty of plastic, covid masks, cigarette butts, a pair of eclipse glasses, a balloon and other litter from Long Branch beach.

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