The Ocean County Library
has many books about the seashore, including ones
on marine biology, shells, shore animals, birds,
plants, and much, much more. Come on in to the library
and check some out for reading on your next trip
to the beach!
Don’t forget to
use Ebscohost, the Library’s premiere index to
magazine articles. Ebscohost includes Master File
Premier, which provides full text for over 1,500
Would you like some information about Ocean
County's lovely beaches? This page, located on New
Jersey's home page, describes the county's ocean
and bay beaches and gives phone numbers for more
the Water in Ocean County
This site, part of the Ocean County Government’s
web pages, is a great resource for those interested
in certain activities while visiting the ocean,
bays, and inland waterways of Ocean County. Here
you will find news about kayaking, canoeing, boat
rentals, and where to find fishing bait and tackle,
along with other information on water activities.
through our area’s beaches with Bob, an Asbury
Park Press writer who is walking down the Monmouth
and Ocean county shorelines through this summer.
Read his column from the Sunday papers, week by
week, and see what he has discovered about one of
the greatest attractions in our area - the beaches!
Don’t forget to click on his “Featured Towns
Archive” button to read about his earlier trips
Jersey Ocean Beach Information
site gives daily reports of recreational beach water
quality from the State of New Jersey’s Department
of Environmental Protection (so that’s why those
helicopters are hovering and dipping things into
Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife
Read the latest news about
coastal wildlife from the official site of New Jersey’s
Fish and Wildlife Division. Getting information
and learning how to catch and cook blue
are just two links from this great site.
Jersey Tide Tables
has an interactive tide table for New Jersy areas.
Interested in finding tide tables for other areas?
You can find links to tidal charts for the entire
United States ocean coast at the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA), along with links to much more information
about our oceans.
maintained by the Rutgers University Coastal Ocean
Observation Lab, pulls together data from satellites,
coastal radars and underwater weather stations.
Fishermen, boaters, sailors, divers, swimmers, and
surfers will have access here to information about
surface currents, water temperatures, wave heights,
and weather at some of our area beaches.
Jersey Lighthouse Society
about lighthouses here in New Jersey? This web site
tells their histories and even has pictures!
Jersey Council of Diving Clubs
group was founded in 1956 and has 22 member clubs
and individual members. Many issues important to
divers are discussed here, including New Jersey
diving rules and sand mining. There is a page that
lists New Jersey diving shops, some with their own
Jersey Beach Buggy Association
interested in four-wheel beach driving and fishing,
while preserving the natural resources of our beaches,
should click on this link. The NJBBA, established
in 1954, provides links to beach access information,
fishing reports, and weather from their Web page.
site, published by the U.S. Department of Fish &
Wildlife, gives information on shorebirds, many
of which migrate through this area.
for a Living Ocean,
for Marine Conservation, and
Organizations dedicated to keeping
our beaches and ocean water clean and safe. Check
out these pages and see what they are doing to fulfill
their missions, and what you can do to help!
site has links to web pages of interest to surfers,
Environmental Alliance, surf
New Jersey and live cameras
showing some of New Jersey’s finest beaches.
Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program
The Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program (BBNEP) is one of 28 estuaries of "national significance" in the United States. The BBNEP works hand in hand with federal, state, municipal, academic, business, and private organizations to help restore, maintain, protect, and enhance this wonderful natural resource.
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and Compiled by C. Finnen