Bob Schoelkopf

(Credit: MMSC)

Seal Can’t Return To Ocean After South Jersey Beachgoers Domesticate It

An eight-month-old seal being cared for at the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine leaves Sunday for its new home.

11/15/2014

(credit: CBS3)

Seals Showing Up On Jersey Shore Beaches

Seals are seeking warmth like the rest of us — and CBS 3’s Carol Erickson has more on the reason why.

01/31/2014

(credit: Marine Mammal Stranding Center)

Safety Advice If You Come Across A Dolphin Washed Ashore

When you see a dolphin in trouble your initial instinct might be to try and help. Don’t!

08/04/2013

(A dolphin carcass washed ashore on July 30th at Harvey Cedars, NJ.  Photo provided by Marine Mammal Stranding Center)

Experts Struggling To Figure Out Why More Dolphins Are Dying Along S. Jersey Shore

Since July 9th, the carcasses of 21 dolphins have washed up, from Monmouth County to Cape May.

08/01/2013

(File photo)

Scientists Eyeing Atypical Surge In Jersey Shore Ocean Temps

Ocean surface temperatures along the South Jersey shore are already in the upper 70s.

06/25/2012

(File photo)

After Warm Winter, Dolphins Return Early To Jersey Shore Area

Bob Schoelkopf, founding director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine, NJ, says pods of bottlenose dolphins have been back in the area for weeks.

05/30/2012

(credit: Robin Rieger)

South Jersey Non-Profit Marine Center Faces Uncertainty With Federal Grant Cuts Looming

Employees at the non-profit marine mammal-stranding center in Brigantine bring back a 60-pound harbor porpoise that washed up on Long Beach Island Wednesday.

03/07/2012

(Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Expert: Ship Noise Affecting Whales Off Jersey Coast

Several studies show human noise is disturbing the whales and if you think this is a West Coast issue, guess again. It’s happening off the Jersey coast too.

03/06/2012

(A front-end loader is used to move the carcass of the short-finned pilot whale that came ashore last month in the Jersey shore.  Credit:  Marine Mammal Stranding Center)

Officials Say Whale That Beached Itself at NJ Shore Was Shot in the Wild

In this country, shooting a whale is a crime, punishable by fines and jail time.

10/05/2011

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