Rutgers Collaborative for Raritan Education & Observation
Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences

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Individual Research Opportunities

Tracking Fish

How well can American Shad and River Herring make it over dams to get up river? The Jensen Lab is looking for volunteers for their Shad & River Herring Tagging Project. Responsibilities include catching and identifying fish in the Raritan River. For additional information about this project and how to volunteer, check out this video made by lab member Orion Weldon and the project Facebook Page or contact Mario at

Monitor Stream Health

What is the water quality in our streams and how is it impacted by land use? Work with the Raritan Headwaters Association’s Stream Monitoring Program to collect benthic invertebrates and investigate water quality. Additional information about this program can be found on the Raritan Headwaters Association website (