Jersey Shore and Estuary Environments

Michael Kennish (Marine and Coastal Sciences)

This course will examine the environmental characteristics of shore and estuary environments in New Jersey, including the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of these systems. Some of the topics that will be covered include nearshore ocean waters, beaches, dunes, back bays, estuaries, biotic communities, pollution, water quality, human use and impacts, climate change effects, coastal storms, recreational and commercial value, as well as management and policy elements. The focus will be primarily on New Jersey estuaries: Newark Bay, Raritan Bay, Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor Estuary, Mullica River-Great Bay Estuary, coastal lagoons from Absecon to Cape May, and the Delaware Estuary and Bay.

Course Number: 
11:090:101 section 07 index 16160