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DAILY FLIGHT
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NEWS

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Daily Beach Flight Reports

05/25/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the entire flight, and dolphins were spotted off Long Branch, Spring Lake, Sea Girt and Island Beach State Park.

05/24/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were observed off Sandy Hook, Island Beach State Park and Wildwood.

05/23/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

05/22/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted off Long Beach Island.

05/21/2018

The first flight of the season was conducted today from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off of Sea Bright. Dolphins were spotted between Island Beach State Park and Barnegat Light.

05/15/2018

Daily coastal aerial surveillance flights begin Monday, May 21st, weather permitting.

09/08/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins were observed off Beach Haven. This is the FINAL coastal surveillance flight of the 2017 summer beach season.

09/07/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Avalon. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Bait fish were observed the entire flight, and dolphins at Monmouth Beach, Asbury Park and Island Beach State Park.

09/06/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/05/2017

Today and yesterday's coastal surveillance flights were performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beaches and water conditions appeared good. Saturday and Sunday's flights were cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

09/01/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beaches and water conditions appeared good.

08/31/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins were observed off Long Branch, skates off Island Beach State Park and baitfish along the entire NJ coast.

08/30/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/29/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

08/28/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was also performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed along the Mullica River, north through Barnegat Bay, Raritan Bay then south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good all three days. Baitfish were observed Sunday and today.

08/25/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Skates and baitfish were spotted off Seaside Heights. A large school of bait fish was also spotted off Island Beach State Park.

08/24/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Skates and bait fish were observed along the entire flight path. Dolphins were spotted at Stone Harbor.

08/23/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/22/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

08/21/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Saturday's coastal flight was also performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet, water and beach conditions appear good. Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

08/18/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

08/17/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Skates and bait fish were observed along the entire flight path, and dolphins were spotted off Avalon.

08/16/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/15/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

08/14/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Skates were observed off Sandy Hook, Lavallette and Seaside Heights, and dolphins off Island Beach State Park. Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions. Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

08/11/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Skates were observed off Sea Bright, bait fish off Long Branch and Asbury Park and dolphins off Island Beach State Park.

08/10/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Skates and bait fish were observed along the entire flight path, and dolphins were spotted off Sandy Hook, Island Beach State Park, Atlantic City, Wildwood and Cape May.

08/09/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/08/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to low cloud coverage.

08/07/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was also canceled due to poor weather conditions. Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

08/04/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was limited to Spring Lake south to Little Egg Inlet due to heavy fog. Beach and water conditions appeared good. A large pod of dolphins were observed off Barnegat Inlet.

08/03/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Large schools of bait fish were observed around Sandy Hook and northern Monmouth County and smaller schools along the entire flight path. Dolphins were spotted off Sandy Hook and Spring Lake.

08/02/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/01/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Skates and schools of bait fish were observed along the entire flight path. Several pods of dolphins were spotted off Long Branch.

07/31/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins were observed off Neptune City, Island Beach State Park, Sandy Hook, Monmouth Beach, Deal, Mantoloking, Seaside Heights, Barnegat Inlet and Beach Haven. A sea turtle was spotted off Barnegat Light, and rays and bait fish along the entire flight.
Yesterday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins were spotted off Wildwood and Avalon.
Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

07/28/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due low cloud coverage.

07/27/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up to the Maurice River. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Skates were observed along Monmouth County and dolphins by Monmouth Beach and Island Beach State Park.

07/26/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/25/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

07/24/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

07/21/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins, skates and baitfish are being spotted all along the coast.

07/20/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May. Beach and water conditions were good. Skates still visible all along coast. Dolphins were spotted off of Deal, Spring Lake, Island Beach State Park, Barnegat Light and Strathmere.

07/19/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/18/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Water and beach conditions looked good. The great cownose ray migration was observed along the entire flight, and dolphins were observed off Ocean County.

07/17/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Some green colored water was visible off of central Monmouth County and the chlorophyll sensor is showing elevated chlorophyll levels. We will continue to monitor the area for signs of an algal bloom.
Skates were visible along entire flight path, dolphins off of Lavallette and Surf City and schools of baitfish scattered along coast.

07/14/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

07/13/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May. Beach and water conditions were good. Skates were spotted all along the coast. Dolphins seen at Long Branch, Manasquan, Ocean City, Stone Harbor, Wildwood and Cape May. Baitfish also abundant along entire coast.

07/12/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/11/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Skates, dolphins and baitfish were spotted along the entire flight path.

07/10/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Surf City. The flight ended short of Little Egg Inlet due to rain. Beach and water conditions were good.

07/07/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

07/06/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

07/05/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/04/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

07/03/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Rumson south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Approximately 10 dolphins were spotted off Mantoloking.

07/02/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south to Cape May. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins were spotted off Wildwood and baitfish observed along entire coast.

07/01/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/30/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Barnegat Light. The flight was cut short of Little Egg Inlet due to turbulence. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins were spotted off of Sea Bright and Seaside Heights.

06/29/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May. Beach and water conditions were good.

06/28/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/27/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

06/26/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared to be good. Saturday's flight was cancelled due to weather. Sunday's flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point. Dolphins were spotted off Sea Isle City and Wildwood.

06/23/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/22/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins were spotted off of Belmar, Island Beach State Park and Wildwood. Schools of baitfish were seen scattered along the coast.

06/21/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/20/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

06/19/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions. Weekend flights were also canceled due to the weather.

06/16/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/15/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins were observed off of Island Beach State Park and Brigantine.

06/14/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/13/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins were spotted off of Sandy Hook.
Algae samples collected yesterday showed no bloom concentrations and no toxic species. NJDEP will continue to monitor chlorophyll levels and conduct sampling as necessary.

06/12/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared to be good. Flights were also performed on Saturday and Sunday. Whales and dolphins spotted both days.
NOTE: The chlorophyll sensor on the plane is picking up elevated levels of chlorophyll along the coast. NJDEP's Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring is collecting samples in order to identify the species of phytoplankton and the concentrations in the water.

06/09/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Some light algal foam was visible near the surfline from Sandy Hook south to Mantoloking. Dolphins were spotted off of Island Beach State Park and Harvey Cedars.

06/08/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May. Beach and water conditions were good. Small schools of baitfish were seen along the coast. Dolphins spotted off of Brigantine and in Delaware Bay.

06/07/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/06/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/05/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Asbury Park south to Little Egg Inlet. The flight was shortened due to poor visibility in the northern area of the flight path. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins were spotted off of Ocean Grove and Island Beach State Park. Rays were observed off of Harvey Cedars.

06/02/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Lots of dolphins were spotted in the waters off of Monmouth County.

06/01/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May. Beach and water conditions were good. Lots of baitfish around Monmouth County, and dolphins spotted off of Seaside, Island Beach State Park, Atlantic City and Cape May.

05/31/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

05/30/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions. Flights were performed on Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28. Beach and water conditions were good both days. Schools of baitfish were observed both days and dolphins were spotted off of Long Beach Island and Cape May on Sunday.

05/26/2017

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions this morning. A later flight was attempted but the northern areas of the flight path did not clear up.

05/25/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

05/24/2017

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

05/23/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.
Please note, beaches are not yet open for the season.

05/22/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions. A test flight went up on Friday. Four whales were spotted between Bay Head and Holgate and a large pod of approximately 15-20 dolphins was observed off of Harvey Cedars. Beach and water conditions were good.

01/03/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Rumson south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Approximately 10 dolphins spotted off of Mantoloking. Note: flight cut short due to restricted flight area in northern Monmouth County.

01/02/2017

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south to Cape May. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins spotted off of Wildwood and baitfish observed along entire flight path.

09/09/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Many schools of baitfish were spotted in Raritan Bay and off of Long Beach Island. Dolphins spotted off of Sea Girt.

This is the FINAL coastal surveillance flight of the 2016 summer beach season.

09/08/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. The water and beaches looked good. Dolphins were spotted off of Seaside and skates were observed off of Island Beach State Park. Baitfish were observed along the coast in smaller schools.

09/07/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/06/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

09/02/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

09/01/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

08/31/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/30/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Risk of rip currents increasing due to the hurricane to our south.

08/29/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Large schools of baitfish were spotted in Raritan Bay.

08/26/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

08/25/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. The water and beaches looked good with a slight chop. Baitfish were observed along the coast as well as dolphins at Long Branch and Wildwood.

08/24/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/23/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Lots of skates were observed all along the flight path from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet.

08/22/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

08/18/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

08/17/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/16/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Schools of baitfish and skates were observed all along the flight path.

08/15/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins, baitfish and skates were observed all along the flight path.

08/12/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

08/11/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Rough surf is churning sand up in swimming areas. Dolphins were spotted off of Lavallette south to Seaside Park. Large schools of skates observed off of Island Beach State Park and baitfish observed all along the coast. All beaches and waters looked good.

08/10/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/09/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Light algal foam was observed in Raritan Bay and off the north end of Sandy Hook. Very large schools of baitfush were observed in Raritan Bay and all along the flight path. A large pod of dolphins were spotted off of Seaside Heights and more were see off of Ship Bottom. Lots of skates were observed all along the flight path. Beach and water conditions were good.

08/08/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

08/05/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Raritan Bay waters and the coast from Sandy Hook south to Seaside appeared more murky than usual, which is expected after the recent heavy rain. The coast from Seaside south to Little Egg Inlet looked good.

08/04/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and back north to Salem. Beach and water conditions were good. Bait fish were spotted in Raritan Bay, along the coast and in Delaware Bay. Dolphins were spotted at Deal, Dover and Cape May.

08/03/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/02/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

08/01/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

07/29/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

07/28/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Stone Harbor. The flight was cut short due to heavy ground fog in the southern part of the state. Beach and water conditions were good. Many skates observed along the northern area of Monmouth County and in smaller numbers along the rest of the coast. One dolphin spotted off of Sea Isle City.

07/27/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/26/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Lots of dolphins, skates and baitfish spotted along the flight path.

07/25/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

07/22/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Little Egg Inlet to Sandy Hook. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins spotted off of Sandy Hook and Seaside Park. Many schools of skates also observed along the flight path.

07/21/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. All beaches and waters looked good. Skates and baitfish were observed all along the coast from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Lots of dolphins were spotted off of Stone Harbor and Wildwood.

07/20/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/19/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Skates and baitfish were observed all along the flight path.

07/18/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Rays were observed along the entire flight path and several schools of fish.

07/15/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. A large school of dolphins was spotted off of Sea Bright. More were spotted off of Chadwick Beach and Harvey Cedars. Skates were seen off the beach from Seaside Park south to Little Egg Inlet. Baitfish were seen along the entire flight path.

07/14/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

07/13/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/12/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. A large school of dolphins was spotted off of Lavallette. Baitfish were observed along the entire flight path and schools of skates were seen off of Island Beach State Park.

07/11/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

07/08/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

07/07/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cut short due to pop-up storms nearby.

07/06/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/05/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

07/01/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/30/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. All beaches and waters looked good. Baitfish were observed in Raritan Bay and were abundant along the coast. Dolphins were spotted in Belmar and Avalon.

06/29/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/28/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/27/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to low lying clouds along the coast.

06/24/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to early morning fog along the coast.

06/23/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/22/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/21/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and waters conditions were good. Bait fish was observed along the entire flight path.

06/20/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Some algal foam was observed in Barnegat and Raritan Bays. Large schools of bait fish, larger fish, dolphins and rays were spotted along the flight path.

06/17/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

06/16/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

06/15/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/14/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Lots of baitfish spotted along entire flight path.

06/13/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins were spotted just north of Barnegat Inlet.

06/10/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet and up into Barnegat Bay. Beach and water conditions were good. Many schools of bunker were observed along the flight path and a pod of dolphins was spotted off of Mantoloking.

06/09/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was shortened due to restricted air space over the area around Raritan Bay and also due to extreme wind and turbulence. The shortened flight was performed from Long Branch south to Barnegat Light and included parts of Barnegat Bay. Water appeared choppy. Schools of bunker and some dolphins were spotted.

06/08/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/07/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Many schools of baitfish were visible from the air.

06/06/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. A whale was spotted off the coast of Seaside Heights.

06/03/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/02/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to early morning fog and low ceiling along the coast.

06/01/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

05/31/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

05/27/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Some algal foam and pollen were observed on the water surface in Raritan Bay and at the north and south ends of Barnegat Bay.

05/26/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. All beaches and waters looked good. A small amount of algal foam was observed in Monmouth County. Lots of bait fish observed from Sandy Hook to Brigantine and more in Delaware Bay.

05/25/2016

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

05/24/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

05/23/2016

Today is the first routine coastal flight performed this season. Today's flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Lots of pollen was observed floating on the water surface along the flight path. Many schools of fish were also observed. Water quality appeared to be good.

04/29/2016

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Large schools of baitfish were observed in Raritan Bay.

09/11/2015

The final routine coastal surveillance flight of the season was canceled today due to poor weather conditions.

09/10/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

09/09/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/08/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Lots of baitfish spotted off of Monmouth County, dolphins off of Pt. Pleasant and Island Beach State Park. Skates also spotted off of Island Beach State Park.

09/07/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water along the flight path appeared in good condition.

09/06/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Beach and water along the flight path appeared in good condition. Dolphins were observed off of Brigantine and schools of baitfish were spotted in the Delaware Bay.

09/05/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water along the flight path appeared in good condition.

09/04/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Belmar. Due to low cloud cover, the flight was cut short.

09/03/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Beach and water along the flight path appeared in good condition. Bait fish were observed up and down the coast. Skates and dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park, and dolphins were also spotted at Little Egg Inlet and Brigantine.

09/02/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/01/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water along the flight path appeared in good condition.

08/31/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor early morning weather conditions.

08/30/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Beach and water along the flight path appeared in good condition. Many skates spotted and dolphins were observed south of Atlantic City.

08/29/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. The flight was shortened slightly due to mechanical problems. Beach and water conditions were good along the flight path.

08/28/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

08/27/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Beach and water along the flight path appeared in good condition. Dolphins spotted at Monmouth Beach and Wildwood.

08/26/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/25/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Surf City. The flight was cut short due to low cloud cover. Beach and water conditions were good. A few skates were observed off of Sea Bright.

08/24/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south to Little Egg Inlet. The flight was shortened due to fog in Raritan Bay this morning. Beach and water conditions along the flight path were good.

08/23/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Beach and water along the flight path appeared in good condition. Many dolphins spotted off of the Wildwoods.

08/22/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and waters appeared good. Dolphins spotted off of Long Branch and Mantoloking.

08/21/2015

Todays coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

08/20/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor early morning weather conditions.

08/19/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/18/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Surf City, LBI. Beach and water along the flight path appeared in good condition.

08/17/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water along the flight path appeared in good condition.

08/14/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions along the flight path appeared in good condition. Rays were spotted off Island Beach State Park.

08/13/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Beach and water along the flight path appeared in good condition. Bait fish were spotted in Raritan Bay, northern Monmouth County, and from Atlantic City south to Cape May and in Delaware Bay. Dolphins were also spotted off Wildwood.

08/12/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/11/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

08/10/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beaches and water appeared in good condition. Dolphins were also spotted along the flight path.

08/07/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Surf City on LBI. Beach and water along the flight appeared in good condition.

08/06/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins were spotted off of Island Beach State Park and Atlantic City. Bait fish were observed along the entire flight path.

08/05/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/04/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Barnegat Inlet. Beach and water along the flight appeared in good condition.

08/03/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. A lot of schools of baitfish were spotted in Raritan Bay and in the ocean off of Sandy Hook.

08/02/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions were good. Many dolphins and rays observed along the flight path.

08/01/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Schools of baitfish observed in areas along the flight path.

07/31/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Lots of dolphins and skates spotted along flight path.

07/30/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point. Water appeared choppy and beach conditions were good. Lots of baitfish and a few dolphins were spotted off of Longport south the Wildwood.

07/29/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/28/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins were spotted off of Long Branch and rays were spotted off of Island Beach State Park.

07/27/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed along Long Beach Island. The flight was cut short due to low visibility along the coast. The beaches and waters observed looked good.

07/26/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions were good. Lots of baitfish and dolphins were spotted.

07/25/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Lots of baitfish were observed along the flight path.

07/24/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water along the flight path appeared in good condition. Dolphins were spotted in the ocean north of Barnegat Light.

07/23/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions were good. Baitfish were observed in Raritan Bay, off of Monmouth County and from Brigantine south to Cape May. Dolphins and skates were spotted off of Atlantic City and south to Cape May.

07/22/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/21/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight only flew over Barnegat Bay before turning around due to thunderstorms along the coast. Beaches were not observed.

07/20/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

07/19/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions were good.

07/18/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Long Branch south to Little Egg Inlet. The flight was shortened due to restricted air space around NYC. Beach and water conditions were good.

07/17/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Lots of baitfish were observed. Dolphins were spotted off of Belmar and Island Beach State Park.

07/16/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May and up the Delaware River. Beach conditions were good; water was choppy.

07/15/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/14/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

07/13/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

07/12/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions were good. Lots of rays and dolphins spotted of of Long Beach Island and three whales spotted off of Cape May.

07/11/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Some light algal foam was observed along beaches in Monmouth County. Lots of rays and dolphins were spotted off of Long Beach Island.
There was no chlorophyll data collected due to system maintenance.

07/10/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

07/09/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

07/08/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/07/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Long Branch south to Island Beach State Park. The flight was rerouted from the regular route due to low ceiling and fog. Beach and water conditions along the flight path were good.

07/06/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Beaches and water along the flight path appear in good condition. Many schools of bait fish were observed.

07/05/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point and up into Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions are good. Baitfish spotted off of Surf City.

07/04/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

07/03/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

07/02/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed along Barnegat Bay from Surf City to Brick Township. The weather then deteriorated and the flight was canceled. The water in Barnegat Bay appeared in good condition.

07/01/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/30/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beaches and waters looked good. One dolphin spotted off of Long Beach Island.

06/29/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Water appeared turbid after weekend storms.

06/28/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/27/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Schools of baitfish were observed off of Shark River Inlet and Ship Bottom.

06/26/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Long Beach Island. Beaches and waters looked good. Ocean and bays were calm and clear.

06/25/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south, around Cape May point and up Delaware Bay. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches. Baitfish was spotted in Raritan Bay, all along Monmouth County and then again in Delaware Bay. A number of dolphins were observed off Chadwick.
The aircraft remote sensor detected slightly elevated concentrations of chlorophyll A in Raritan Bay and Delaware Bay. The Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring will continue to monitor these areas with coastal surveillance flights, and samples will be collected and analyzed if levels remain elevated.

06/24/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/23/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. NOTE: Chlorophyll data collection has resumed.

06/22/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Lots of dolphins, baitfish and skates were spotted along the flight path.
NOTE: Chlorophyll data is unavailable due to system maintenance.

06/21/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/20/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Seaside Heights to Absecon Inlet. The flight was shortened due to low cloud cover. Beaches and waters looked good.

06/19/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Mantoloking south to Little Egg Inlet. The flight was shortened due to low cloud coverage north of the area. Beach and water conditions were good; dolphins were spotted off of Beach Haven.

06/18/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/17/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/16/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/15/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/12/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Ocean Grove. The flight was cut short due to heavy fog over the coast south of Ocean Grove. Beach and water conditions were good.

06/11/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point. Beach and water conditions were good. Bait fish and dolphins spotted south of Atlantic City.

06/10/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/09/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/08/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

06/07/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins and schools of bait fish were observed off Barnegat Light, Brigantine and Cape May.

06/06/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Dolphins were spotted off of Lavallette.

06/05/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/04/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to heavy morning cloud cover over the coast.

06/03/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/02/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/01/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

05/29/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Pods of dolphins were observed off of Island Beach State Park.

05/28/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Spring Lake south to Little Egg Inlet. The flight was shortened due to fog along the coast. Water appeared choppy; beach conditions were good.

05/27/2015

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

05/26/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

05/25/2015

Coastal surveillance flights were performed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday during the holiday weekend. Beach and water conditions were good all weekend. Pods of dolphins were spotted off of LBI on Sunday.

05/22/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Long Beach Island. Beach and water conditions were good. Schools of baitfish were observed between Mantoloking and Lavallette.

05/21/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point. Beach and water conditions were good. Baitfish were observed in spots along the flight path.

05/20/2015

There are no DEP flights on Wednesdays.

05/19/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to fog along the coast.

05/18/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to heavy fog at the airport.

01/22/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Rarity Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Many dolphins, baitfish and skates were spotted along the flight path.
NOTE: Chlorophyll data is unavailable due to system maintenance.

01/21/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

01/14/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions were good. Schools of bait fish were observed all along the coast and dolphins were spotted at Island Beach State Park, Atlantic City and Wildwood.

01/13/2015

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

09/05/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to heavy fog.

09/04/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. No debris was observed along the flight path and water appeared in good condition. Bait fish were observed from Raritan to Cape May Point, and some skates and dolphins were also spotted.

09/03/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/02/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good, the water was exceptionally clear. Lots of baitfish were seen along the entire flight path and dolphins were spotted off of Sea Bright.
The chlorophyll sensor on the plane is currently not uploading data. We are working to correct the problem.

09/01/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Some scattered patches of heavy seaweed were observed close to the beach from Mantoloking south to Seaside. All other locations were clear.

08/31/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Great Bay. The flight was shortened due to poor visibility south of Great Bay. Beach and water conditions were good. Baitfish, dolphins and rays observed.

08/30/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Baitfish and dolphins observed.

08/29/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good; no debris was observed. Many towns are still posting swimming warnings due to rough surf and rip currents.

08/28/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point. The surf was rough and the water and sand are very churned up near the beaches. Most towns are restricting swimming due to rough conditions and high risk of rip currents. No debris was observed. Baitfish and dolphins were spotted south of Wildwood.

08/27/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/26/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. Many dolphins were spotted off of Sandy Hook and Long Beach Island.

08/25/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good Baitfish were observed along the entire flight path.
Flights performed over the weekend also reported similar observations; clear water and good conditions.

08/22/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

08/21/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Cape May Point. Due to low cloud cover, there was no visibility in Delaware Bay. No debris was observed along the flight path and water appeared in good condition. Bait fish, dolphins, skates and a sea turtle were spotted.

08/20/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/19/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Seaside Park to Little Egg Inlet due to low cloud cover. The water appeared in good condition and no debris was observed along the flight path. Bait fish, several pods of dolphins and rays were spotted.

08/18/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path, and water appeared in good condition. Several schools of baitfish were spotted just south of the Navesink River and dolphins off Ship Bottom.

08/16/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path, and water appeared in good condition. Lots of dolphins and bait fish observed.

08/15/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Coastal waters appeared a bit turbid, probably due to recent rainfall. No debris was observed. Schools of baitfish and dolphin were observed off of Long Beach Island.

08/14/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point. Beach and water conditions were good. Large pods of dolphins were spotted off of Seaside Heights, Harvey Cedars, and Cape May.

08/13/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/12/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

08/11/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path and water appeared in good condition. Fish, rays and skates were observed along the entire flight and a turtle was spotted in Raritan Bay.

Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was conducted from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet, and Sunday's flight was from Raritan Bay around Cape May Point and back up Delaware Bay. No debris was observed along the flight path and the water appeared in good condition. Lots of bait fish, a dolphin off Cape May Point and a whale off North Wildwood were spotted.

08/08/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches and water appeared in good condition.

Today's chlorophyll sensor data showed reduced levels and waters throughout the state are within normal ranges.

08/07/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point. Beach and water conditions were good. Many dolphins were observed off the beach at Seaside Park, Long Beach Island, Margate and Cape May.

08/06/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/05/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path in the ocean or on the beaches and water appeared in good condition. Baitfish were spotted from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet and dolphins and rays were spotted just north of the Inlet.

The Chlorophyll A sensor is showing elevated levels in Raritan Bay. Monmouth County Health Department grabbed samples from the Keyport Harbor and phytoplankton concentrations were less than bloom conditions with the predominant species Skeletonema sp at 1340 cells per mL. Marine Water Monitoring will continue monitor the situation through coastal surveillance flights.

08/04/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to the fog and low cloud conditions.
Saturday and Sunday's coastal surveillance flights were also cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

08/01/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches, and water appeared in good condition.

07/31/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point. Beach and water conditions were good; no debris was observed. Many baitfish, dolphins and one turtle were observed along the flight path.

07/30/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/29/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good; no debris was observed along the flight path. Bait fish were observed all along the coast with many dolphins feeding on the fish.

07/28/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Mantoloking to Little Egg Inlet in the bay and along the ocean. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches, and water appeared in good condition. Lots of fish and dolphins were spotted.
Yesterday's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather condition. Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches and water appeared in good condition.

07/25/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good. No debris was observed. Lots of schools of bait fish were spotted along the flight path.

07/24/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south to Ship Bottom. The water was choppy but no floatable debris was observed. Beach conditions were good.

07/23/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/22/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed in the water or on the beaches and water appeared in good condition. Lots of bait fish were observed including a school that stretched from Asbury Park to Shark River Inlet. Dolphins observed from Seaside to LBI and rays observed from Barnegat Light to Little Egg Inlet.
Marine Water Monitoring grabbed samples yesterday and found there to be a non-toxic algal bloom from Asbury Park to Lavallette with the predominant phytoplankton species, Prorocentrum triestinum at a level of 6480 cells/mL.
No toxic phytoplankton species were detected.
Marine Water Monitoring is continuing to monitor the algal bloom through coastal surveillance flights.

07/21/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Barnegat Light. No debris was observed along the flight path. Beach and water conditions were good.
Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the coast in the water or on the beaches and water appeared in good condition.
Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

07/19/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good along the flight path.

07/18/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the coast in the water or on the beaches and water appeared in good condition.

07/17/2014

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was performed from Cape May Point north to Raritan Bay. A small slick of trash was observed at the tip of Sandy Hook. A few dolphins were observed off of Margate and skates were spotted off of Island Beach State Park. Lots of bait fish along the flight path.

07/16/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/15/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

07/14/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

07/13/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. This flight would normally have gone to Cape May Point but was ended short due to poor visibility south of Little Egg. Beach and water conditions were good along the flight path.

07/12/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. A small amount of algal foam was observed in Raritan Bay. The rest of the coast looked good. Groups of rays were observed off the beach in Long Beach Island.

07/11/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Atlantic City. There was a slight discoloration of the water in Raritan Bay. A small amount of floatables was observed approximately 30 yards off the beach in Long Branch. This trash is likely related to the recent heavy rainstorms along the coast. The rest of the coast was clear; no other debris was observed. Many schools of menhaden were seen along the flight path.

The chlorophyll sensor installed in the aircraft is showing slightly elevated levels of chlorophyll in Raritan Bay. Samples collected by the Monmouth County Health Department and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection on Monday and today show no bloom concentrations of algae. NJDEP will continue to monitor algae levels along the coast.

07/10/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to severe thunderstorms in the southern part of the state.

07/09/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/08/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed in the water or along the beach, and water appeared in good condition.

07/07/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed in the water or on the beaches, and water appeared in good condition. Several schools of bait fish were spotted.

Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet and Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Cape May Point and back up Delaware Bay. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches, and water appeared in good condition. Lots of fish, dolphins and rays were spotted.

07/03/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted from Point Pleasant to Townsend Inlet.  The flight was shortened due to low fog cover. No debris was observed in the water or on the beach and water appeared in good condition. Bait fish and a dolphin were spotted.  Tuesday’s coastal surveillance flight detected elevated levels of chlorophyll A in the western portion of Raritan Bay.  Marine Water Monitoring grabbed samples yesterday and the results revealed a bloom of non-toxic phytoplankton dominated by Heterosigma akashiwo at a concentration of 25,200 cells/mL.  No toxic phytoplankton species were detected.  The Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring will continue to monitor these areas with coastal surveillance flights.  Flights are scheduled Friday through Sunday, weather permitting.
 

07/02/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/01/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions were good.

06/30/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed in the water or on the beaches, and water appeared in good condition.

Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet and Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Cape May Point and back up Delaware Bay. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches, and water appeared in good condition. Several schools of fish and dolphins were observed.

06/27/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to low cloud cover.

06/26/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to low cloud cover.

06/25/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/24/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches, and water appeared in good condition. Lots of bait fish were observed.

Marine Water Monitoring grabbed samples today from Raritan Bay and Leeward Avenue in Beach Haven, Ocean County due to recent elevated levels of chlorophyll A detected by the aircraft remote sensor.

Raritan Bay is experiencing a mild non-toxic algal bloom dominated by Skeletonema costatum with cell counts of 2240 cells/mL. This is very common in the coastal waters of New Jersey.

Leeward Avenue in Beach Haven is experiencing elevated levels of chlorophyll A, but below bloom concentrations with the dominant species Eutreptia lanowii at a concentration of 1040cells/mL.

No toxic phytoplankton species were detected.

The Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring will continue to monitor these areas with coastal surveillance flights.

06/23/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches, and the water appeared in good condition. Schools of bunker, dolphins and a whale were observed along the flight path.

06/20/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches, and the water appeared in good condition.

06/19/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/18/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/17/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor visibility along the coast.

06/16/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches. The aircraft remote sensor detected elevated concentrations of chlorophyll A in Raritan Bay. The Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring will continue to monitor these areas with coastal surveillance flights, and samples will be collected and analyzed if levels remain elevated.

Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet and Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Cape May Point and back up Delaware Bay. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches, and water appeared in good condition.

06/13/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/12/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

06/11/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/10/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

06/09/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was conducted from Raritan Bay to Barnegat Light. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches, and the water appeared in good condition. Lots of fish and dolphins were observed.

Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was conducted from Raritan Bay down to Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches, and the water appeared in good condition. No evidence of Friday's fish wash-up was observed.

The aircraft remote sensor detected lower concentrations of chlorophyll A in Raritan and Delaware Bay. However, Marine Water Monitoring grabbed two water samples in Delaware Bay today: one was at Cape May Point and the other near the Villas. Both samples contained moderate levels of a normally diverse assemblage of phytoplankton with a significant amount of detritus. No toxic species were detected.

The Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring will continue to monitor through coastal surveillance flights.

06/06/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted from Raritan Bay down to Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches. A fish wash-up of bunker (menhaden) was observed along Delaware Bay from Cape May Point to Villas, Lower Township. There are no recreational bathing beaches in this area. This type of wash-up is typically seen when a bunker boat has a net failure. Fish & Wildlife are investigating bunker boats in the area.

Unrelated to the wash-up, and further north in Delaware Bay off Pierces Point, the aircraft remote sensor detected elevated concentrations of chlorophyll A. Based on historical data, these levels are not unusual for this area. The coastal surveillance flight for Sunday will be extended to include this area of Delaware Bay, and the Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring will grab samples on Monday if elevated levels persist.

The aircraft remote sensor continues to detect elevated concentrations of chlorophyll A in Raritan Bay. In response on Monday, the Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring collected five samples from the area and the samples showed that there is a bloom of non-toxic phytoplankton dominated by Thalassiosira sp and Heterosigma akashiwo. Cell counts ranged from 2200 to 3300 cells/mL.

No toxic phytoplankton species were detected. Thalassiosira sp will result in a brown water discoloration, but is not associated with the “Brown Tide” organism Aureococcus anophageffrens.

The Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring will continue to monitor these areas with coastal surveillance flights.

06/05/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

06/04/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/03/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions are good. See the June 2nd flight report for an explanation about the increased chlorophyll levels in Raritan Bay.

06/02/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches.
The aircraft remote sensor detected elevated concentrations of chlorophyll A in Raritan Bay which is typically associated with algal blooms. In response, the Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring collected five samples from the area and the samples showed that there is a bloom of non-toxic phytoplankton dominated by Thalassiosira sp and Heterosigma akashiwo. Cell counts ranged from 2200 to 3300 cells/mL.
No toxic phytoplankton species were detected. Thalassiosira sp will result in a brown water discoloration, but is not associated with the “Brown Tide” organism Aureococcus anophageffrens.
The Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring will continue to monitor these areas with coastal surveillance flights.

05/30/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Barnegat Light. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches, and the water appeared in good condition.

05/29/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled mid-flight due to poor weather conditions along the coast.

05/28/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

05/27/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches, and the water appeared in good condition. Many schools of bait fish were observed.

05/23/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to heavy fog along the coast.

05/22/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

05/21/2014

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

05/20/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south to Barnegat Light. The flight was shortened due to high winds along the coast. Beach and water conditions were good. No debris was observed along the flight path or in the water. Many dolphins were spotted.

05/19/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Barnegat Bay up around Sandy Hook and down to Great Bay Inlet. No debris was observed along the flight path in the water or on the beaches, and the water appeared in good condition. Dolphins and small schools of fish were observed.

05/13/2014

Flights begin Monday, May 19.

01/14/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor weather conditions.

01/13/2014

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. This flight would normally have flown south to Cape May Point but ended short due to poor visibility south of Little Egg. Beach and water conditions were good along the flight path.
 
 
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