Program Scientist, Barnegat Bay Partnership
Jim Vasslides brought the mayors up to date on efforts by
Barnegat Bay Partnership to address the problem of stinging
jellyfish, more properly known as sea nettles. He walked the mayors
through the lifecycle of the creatures, which have lived in Barnegat Bay
for decades but have recently come to pose both environmental and
economic problems. It is possible that the abundance of sea nettles is
reducing other populations of bay life, he explained. Meanwhile there is
no doubt that they discourage human swimmers during the summer tourist
season. According to Vasslides, factors such as warmer water
temperatures and increased salinity favor sea nettles. In their early life stages, sea nettle
larvae attach themselves to hard underwater surfaces, and since they
prefer to hang vertically, those surfaces could include floating docks,
Barnegat Bay Partnership is working with studies conducted in the Chesapeake Bay and
is conducting local research to come up with more definitive conclusions
for Barnegat Bay, and hopefully programs to reduce the burgeoning
Ocean County Mayors site by
February 25, 2011
Bill Dressel, Executive Director
N.J. League of Municiplaities
The Association will hold a business
meeting at the Legend Restaurant adjacent to the Howard Johnson Hotel
at 955 Hooper Ave., Toms River, on
Friday, February 25.
Our guest will be New Jersey State League of
Municipalities Executive Director William G. Dressel.
begins at 8:30 AM. You may bring guests. There is a $15.00 per person
meeting fee. Payment receipts available upon request at sign in.
Capacity is limited to 50. Kindly RSVP no later than Tuesday, February
Call April at 732-644-0657 or email email@example.com
(a new email address).
Please indicate number of
attendees, and names if possible.
March 15, 2011
Thomas H. Neff, Director
Marc H. Pfeiffer, Deputy Director
New Jersey Division of Local Government Services
Ocean County Mayors' Association has been found tax
exempt by the IRS. Donations are deductible. Documentation of this determination
and related financial disclosure documents are available for public examination.