Clean Ocean Action

Clean Ocean Advocate, September 2004

Institute of Coastal Education

Pacific Avenue, Wildwood

Tony Totah, 609-729-9262,


When the ocean water temperature warms up, tropical visitors to our shore can be observed.  The Institute of Coastal Education (ICE) has a number of tropical fish that were caught during the summer at ICE-sponsored programs.  Pinfish, gray snappers, and feather blennies are a few to be seen at ICE.  These and many other species are pushed north as eggs and larvae fish by the mighty Gulf Stream current.  They do quite well during the summer months in New Jersey’s waters.  Unfortunately, these tropical visitors die-off when the water turns cold.  Visit ICE in Wildwood to see these tropical species.


(What’s Cool at Ice and Coastal Creature Feature will appear every other month. Please see last month’s newsletter to guess the August Coastal Creature.)


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Long Branch, NJ 07740

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