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#32-Characterization of the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey,

         Estuarine System & Watershed Assessment (2001) [Kennish]



-Barnegat Bay is a small brackish arm of the Atlantic Ocean, approximately 50 km (30 mi) long, along the coast of Ocean County, New Jersey, in the United States. The bay is an integral part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, connecting on the south end with Little Egg Harbor. Barnegat Bay and Barnegat Inlet were was described by famous explorer Henry Hudson, in 1609, as "...a great lake of water, as we could judge it to be ... The mouth of the lake hath many shoals, and the sea breaketh on them as it is cast out of the mouth of it." The entire area serves as an important estuarine system and watershed basin, and this JCR Special Issue highlights the unique characteristics of this ecosystem. Dr. Michael J. Kennish, research coordinator of the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, served as the guest editor on this publication.


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