Reader William Healey spied this pod of seals sunning on the bay side of Sandy Hook Sunday afternoon. Joe Reynolds of the environmental blog Shore11.org reports they’ve been there since December, and will begin migrating north this month. With any luck, lightly clothed human beings will soon replace them.
Meantime, this week looks like we’ll all enjoy moderate pre-spring temperatures during the day and wintry cold at night, according to the National Weather Service. (Photo by William Healey. Click to enlarge)
Attendees at the event, held in a tent on the municipal beach, viewed information displays about the project. Below, a rendering of the transfer system. (Photo above by Colby Wilson. Click to enlarge)
By COLBY WILSON
An all-too familiar storm is brewing on the Jersey Shore, as local environmentalists are turning up the heat on Governor Chris Christie to block a liquefied natural gas (LNG) port from being built just miles away from Sea Bright.
Dozens took their frustrations to the Sea Bright beach Thursday night at a “citizen public hearing” held by Sandy Hook-based Clean Ocean Action. At issue: an LNG ocean-transfer terminal, dubbed Port Ambrose. An applicant called Liberty Natural Gas applied last month for federal permits to build the deepwater port 24 miles east of Long Branch in 103 feet of water.
The terminal, handling gas chilled to minus 260 degrees Fahrenheit, would be in different location than one proposed in 2010 and later nixed a year later by Christie.
Make no mistake, it is déjà vu. You were here before, and this was happening before, said Clean Ocean Action executive director Cindy Zipf.
With the crescent sails of kitesurfers filling the sky just to the south, dozens of veteran and first-time windsurfers took to the choppy waters of Sandy Hook Bay on a windy day Saturday, when the New Jersey Windsurfing and Watersports Association put on a clinic. Below, a newbie to the sport takes a plop while struggling to get going. (Click to enlarge)