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24 Hours Aboard the American Star

Garrett Testut is a rising junior at Stockton University, where he studies Marine Science with a concentration in Marine Biology, and a minor in Environmental Science. He is a part of our 2023 season internship team. Originally from Connecticut, Garrett has a passion for animal care and behavior and hopes to work in the animal…

Deep Sea Adventures and Deeper Sea Divers

When I was invited to intern for the 24-hour pelagic trip that was planned for June 3-4, 2022, I knew it was an opportunity I could not refuse. The chance to be on a boat for an entire day searching for offshore marine mammals, pelagic birds and other organisms seemed too amazing to turn down,…

Do Skin Lesions in Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins Change?

Cape May, New Jersey is home to hundreds of Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins. Bottlenose dolphins are a migrating species of cetacean that travel to warmer weather in the winter. However, Cape May is where they come back to each year to give birth and raise their young. This makes Cape May a great location to study…

Sharks: Who is the Real Monster?

Sharks: Who is the Real Monster? Sarah Caplan Intern at Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center   Introduction Sharks have become one the most feared creatures of the sea, but are these fears based on false representations of them? Or are they actually cold-hearted monsters who seek the flesh of humans? Most people have…

Paulagic Birding 12hr Pelagic Trip; Cape May, New Jersey

02/08/2016 Our pelagic out of Cape May on Sat, Feb 6, 2016 was a resounding success with the best bird of the trip being, hands down, a GREAT SKUA. The last accepted record for New Jersey was in 2000. Great Skua by Thomas Gleason This was not the only highlight, though. We had a gull…

Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center visits NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May

The NJ Audubon’s Nature Center of Cape May asked one our of naturalists and marine biologists, Melissa Laurino of the Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center to be a guest speaker at one of their themed education camp weeks, “Diving into the Deep.” ┬áThe presentation was given to pre-K through 7th graders and focused…

Paulagics Birding 18hr Pelagic Trip; Cape May, New Jersey

05/25/2015 Now that I’ve caught up on sleep a bit, here’s a more elaborate description of the successful Cape May overnight trip. See Life Paulagics ran a highly successful overnight trip that racked up 4 NJBRC review species! (Yes, Mr. Boyle, I will be writing them up.) We left Sunday night a little after 10:00…