Rutgers Marine Science at Delaware Estuary Science Summit

Rutgers Marine Sciences was well represented at the recent Delaware Estuary Science Summit in Cape May, NJ. Ben Horton was an invited keynote speaker to speak about his research on sea level rise. One of his messages to the audience was that “It takes 10,000 years to form the Antarctic ice sheet and 50 years to undo it”. Daphne Munroe, who also attended, was well represented by her students: Mike Acquafredda, Sarah Borsetti and Joe Caracappa all presented great student posters about their work on surfclams, oyster spat and blue crab larvae. Joe was awarded best student poster for the conference - congrats Joe!

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Ben’s keynote address on sea level rise and how it will affect the Delaware estuary.

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Joe Caracappa’s winning poster on this research on blue crab larvae.

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Mike Acquafredda discussing his research on Atlantic surf clams, while enjoying a beverage. That’s what networking is all about!

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Sarah Borsetti has only just started her Masters, but already has some interesting results from her research on the Wild Eastern Oyster - a keystone species in the Delaware Bay.