Science & Research

Student Conservation Association interns collecting data at Jamaica Bay's Big Egg Marsh.
Student Conservation Association interns collecting data at Jamaica Bay's Big Egg Marsh.

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Science guides park planning and policies

Gateway is a large, complex coastal park. We use science every day to insure visitor safety and protect natural and cultural resources. Water quality, salt marsh survival and coastal issues related to climate change are just a few examples of the ongoing work of National Park Service scientists.

Getting to the core of Sandy Hook

Geologists at Rutgers University, in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Education, recently conducted an analysis of several core samples of the Sandy Hook peninsula. See what they found out about the glacial and postglacial history of the Hook.

 

Last updated: June 20, 2019

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