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👉 In Case You Missed It…

Stockton’s terrapin conservation project held its last release of Diamondback Terrapins last Friday, Oct. 2, at Glenn by the Bay in Absecon. The terrapins included some rehabilitated rescue terrapins and some hatched from eggs taken from injured terrapins. John Rokita, assistant supervisor of Academic Lab Services; along with Melissa Laurino, animal care specialist; and alumna Evelyn Kidd were on site for the release. 

📰 Media coverage included6ABC,The Press of Atlantic City, New Jersey 101.5, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

🛥️Just an hour after bubbles surfaced from the sinking of a tugboat, push boat and  barge, the vessels resurfaced on a computer screen inside the cabin of the R/V Petrel in a sonar image mapping their final resting spots on the Little Egg artificial reef site.

Over the course of a couple hours, Steve Evert, director of the Stockton University Marine Field Station, had watched the ocean engulf three boats. Over the coming months, he along with students and other faculty will monitor the marine life that is attracted to the reef habitat.

The Press of Atlantic City covered the story.

🌱Organic Learning Blossoms During Pandemic

Ron Hutchinson, associate professor of Sustainability, turned the Sustainable Farm into an outdoor classroom with picnic tables for his “Food and Agriculture” students. Over the summer, Hutchinson worked with Robert McKeage to keep the farm operating during the pandemic.


📸🌊 Dive into this week’s #WildlifeWednesday postthat features Elizabeth Zimmermann and her camera roll that has some pretty amazing wildlife sightings from her time spent in the field as a Stockton University Marine Field Station assistant.

Turtles Found in Lake Fred Aiding Research

Craig Lind, assistant professor of Biology at Stockton, and students are helping the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) research northern redbelly turtles with mysterious shell lesions. Lind’s work is taking place on Lake Fred, which is serving as a control site for the study led by NJDEP with Stockton and Montclair State University researchers conducting field work.

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🚀 WATCH LIVE:  Mission 14 Heads to Space Tomorrow

Environmental Science major Sophia Bradach worked with her mentor, Peter Straub, dean of the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, last spring to come up with “Mission 14. The experiment explores if snow peas can self-fertilize through nitrogen fixation in a microgravity environment.

Her experiment launches into space tomorrow, Dec. 5, and can be streamed at 11:39 a.m. on NASA TV.


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