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Website articles and field guide information.

Fisher

Throughout the 1700s and 1800s fishers were relentlessly pursued for the value of their fur while concurrently their forest habitat was destroyed. Today fishers are striving to reoccupy much of their historical range.

Pinnipeds

Seals (pinnipeds) are the commonly found along the New Jersey coast in winter. They are protected by the Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972.

Allegheny Woodrat

The Allegheny woodrat, Neotoma floridana magister, has experienced rapid declines over the last 30 years

Humpback Whale

Humpback whales are a favorite amongst whale watchers due to their acrobatic, highly visible surface activities and their tendency to stay close to the coast.

Northern Long-Eared Bat Mist Netting and Radio Telemetry Study

Tracking a federally listed bat species across New Jersey

Extirpated Species of NJ

These five species have been lost from New Jersey, but they still survive within a portion of their range. Although unlikely, it's possible they could return to the state in the future. In the meantime, their stories may help us understand how to better protect the species we still have.

Extinct & Extirpated Species of NJ

New Jersey was once home to many more species than are here today. Extinction and extirpation have robbed the state of much of its natural heritage. However, by examining what species we've lost and the reasons why they disappeared, we may learn from mistakes of the past to avoid future losses.

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Meadow jumping mouse

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Big brown bat

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Silver-haired bat

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Red bat

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Hoary bat

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Eastern small-footed myotis

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Little brown bat

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Northern myotis

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Tricolored bat

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Bottlenose dolphin

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Harbor porpoise

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Blue whale

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Fin whale

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North Atlantic right whale

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Bobcat

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Humpback whale

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Allegheny woodrat

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Sperm whale

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Sei whale

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Indiana bat