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DAILY FLIGHT
Coastal flights have been completed for the 2022 beach season and will begin again on Monday, May 22nd for the 2023 beach season, weather permitting.
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Daily Beach Flight Reports

09/30/2022

Today was the last scheduled coastal surveillance flight for the 2022 Beach Season and was cancelled due to poor flying conditions. Remnants of Hurricane Ian are causing unsafe flying conditions.

09/29/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions. Remnants of Hurricane Ian are causing high wind conditions.

09/28/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

09/27/2022

Today's flight was cancelled due to mechanical issues.

09/26/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/25/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then along the coast from Mantoloking to Sea Isle City due to poor flying conditions. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were observed along the coast.

09/24/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/23/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/22/2022

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

09/21/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

09/20/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and rays were spotted off the coast from Island Beach State Park to LBI.

09/19/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were observed off the coast from Long Branch to Belmar, and off Island Beach State Park feeding off a pod of bait fish.

09/18/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Water and beach conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Island Beach State Park and Avalon. Dolphins were spotted off Asbury Park, Island Beach State Park, and Brigantine.

09/17/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins and rays were observed off Barnegat Light.

09/16/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Belmar, Spring Lake, Sea Girt, Manasquan, Lavallette, Seaside, and Island Beach State Park. Rays were spotted off Sandy Hook, Spring Lake, Sea Girt, and Manasquan. Dolphins were seen off Ocean Grove.

09/15/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Water and beach conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Seaside Park, Harvey Cedars, and Cape May.

09/14/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

09/13/2022

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

09/12/2022

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

09/11/2022

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

09/10/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Island Beach State Park. Water and beach conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Sea bright, Monmouth Beach, and Deal.

09/09/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/08/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/07/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

09/06/2022

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

09/05/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. An algal bloom continues off LBI. All other beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish observed off the coast of Sandy Hook, Manasquan, Barnegat Inlet, and Ship Bottom. Dolphins spotted off of Long Branch, Seaside Heights, and Island Beach State Park, and rays off Asbury Park.

09/04/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. An algal bloom continues off LBI. All other beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were observed off Brigantine.

09/03/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. An algal bloom continues off LBI. All other beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were observed off Lavallette and Seaside Park. Dolphins were spotted off LBI.

09/02/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, to Ocean City, then back north. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were observed off Belmar.

09/01/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Sandy Hook, Little Egg Inlet, and Ocean City. Dolphins were spotted off Monmouth Beach and Beach Haven.

08/31/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. The flight was added to monitor an algal bloom off LBI. Our Bureau of Marine Water Monitoring will be collecting water samples tomorrow for further analysis.

08/30/2022

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

08/29/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, to Ocean City, then back north. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish, dolphins and rays were spotted all along the coast from Sandy Hook to Ocean City. Around five to eight humpback whales were spotted off of Ship Bottom.

08/28/2022

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

08/27/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were spotted off of Harvey Cedars, Long Beach, and Beach Haven. Skates spotted off of Island Beach State Park, Barnegat Light, Long Beach, and Beach Haven. Dolphins spotted off of Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, and Beach Haven.

08/26/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, to Ocean City, then back north. Beach and water conditions appear good. Some small schools of bait fish were spotted from Sandy Hook to Atlantic City. Dolphin were spotted by Asbury Park and Ship Bottom. A whale and her calf were spotted off of Ship Bottom.

08/25/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were spotted all along the coast and into Delaware Bay. Rays were spotted at Long Branch, Barnegat Inlet, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, and Cape May.

08/24/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

08/23/2022

Today’s coastal and lakes surveillance flight was conducted over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs. Due to low cloud cover, the flight could not continue over additional lakes. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and rays were spotted from Ocean Grove to Manasquan with hundreds of rays spotted along Long Beach Island.

08/22/2022

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

08/21/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay, turning inland at Maurice River. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were spotted in Sea Bright, Long Branch, Asbury Park, Spring Lake, Bay Head, Lavallette, Island Beach State Park, Barnegat Light, Surf City, North Beach Haven, and Wildwood. Dolphins spotted at Long Branch.

08/20/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish spotted off of Seaside Park, Island Beach State Park, and Long Beach Island. Dolphins spotted off of Bay Head, Island Beach State Park, and Long Beach Island. Rays spotted off of Shark River Inlet, Belmar, Spring Lake, and tens of thousands of rays spotted off of Long Beach Island.

08/19/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, around Raritan Bay, then along the coast from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were spotted from Deal to Little Egg Inlet. Dolphins were spotted in Mantoloking, Seaside Heights, Island Beach State Park, and the north end of LBI. Rays were spotted from Seaside Heights to LBI.

08/18/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish observed off of Island Beach State Park, Harvey Cedars, and Wildwood Crest. Rays off of Island Beach State Park, and Barnegat Inlet. Dolphins spotted off of Seaside Park, Harvey Cedars, Holgate and Wildwood Crest. Horseshoe crabs spotted on the island west of Holgate.

08/17/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

08/16/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

08/15/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay and then along the coast from Bay Head to Little Egg Inlet. The flight was cut short due to incoming weather. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park.

08/14/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Sandy Hook. Rays were spotted off Sandy Hook and Island Beach State Park, and dolphins off Island Beach State Park.

08/13/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins and a sea turtle were spotted off Beach Haven.

08/12/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were observed off Long Branch. Rays were observed from Manasquan Inlet to Lavallette.

08/11/2022

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

08/10/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

08/09/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Deal, Manasquan Inlet, Bay Head, Seaside Heights, and Island Beach State Park. Dolphins were spotted off Atlantic Highlands, Spring Lake, Bay Head, Mantoloking, Island Beach State Park, and Beach Haven. Rays were seen off Atlantic Highlands.

08/08/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were observed off Sandy Hook, Mantoloking, and LBI. Rays were spotted off Sandy Hook, Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach.

08/07/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were observed off LBI, and rays were spotted along the entire coast.

08/06/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off the entire coastal path. Rays and dolphins were spotted off the coast from Island Beach State Park to Little Egg Inlet, and a whale off Long Branch.

08/05/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Island Beach State Park. Beach conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Sandy Hook, Long Branch, and Point Pleasant Beach. Rays were spotted off Belmar, Spring Lake, and Island Beach State Park. A green tint to the water from Sandy Hook to Shark River Inlet remains from the non-toxic algal bloom identified yesterday. The remote sensing chlorophyll data is improving. We will continue to monitor the algal bloom through coastal surveillance flights.

08/04/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach conditions appear good. Bait fish and rays were observed along the entire coastal path and dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park. There appeared to be an algal bloom that created green water from Sandy Hook to Shark River Inlet with slight green water continuing until Manasquan. South of Manasquan the water was clear. Marine Water Monitoring grabbed samples and found there to be a non-toxic algal bloom with the predominant phytoplankton species of Eutreptiella Sp. and Eutretia Sp. at a cell count of 40,000 c/mL, and Prorocentrum triestinum at a cell count of 800 c/mL. No toxic phytoplankton species were detected. We will continue to monitor the algal bloom through coastal surveillance flights.

08/03/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

08/02/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay and then returned to the airfield due to an aircraft maintenance issue.

08/01/2022

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

07/31/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off the coast from Asbury Park to Barnegat Inlet, Brigantine, and Atlantic City. Dolphins were spotted off Spring Lake, Island Beach State Park, Barnegat Inlet, Brigantine, Atlantic City, and Ocean City. Rays were seen off Asbury Park, Lavellette, Seaside Heights, and Island Beach State Park.

07/30/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and dolphins were observed along the entire coastal flight path. Rays were spotted off Sea Bright and Shark River Inlet.

07/29/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the entire coastal path, but especially off Asbury Park, Spring Lake, Point Pleasant Beach, and Barnegat Light. Rays were spotted off Sea Bright, Point Pleasant Beach, Mantoloking, Seaside Park, Harvey Cedars, Long Beach Township, Beach Haven, and Barnegat Light. Dolphins were seen off Mantoloking, and Harvey Cedars.

07/28/2022

Due to poor visibility, today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay and off the coast of Island Beach State Park only. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Island Beach State Park.

07/27/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

07/26/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and off the coast from Sandy Hook to Seaside Park. Dolphins were spotted off Keyport in Raritan Bay, and off the coast of Island Beach State Park, Long Beach Township, and Surf City. Rays were seen in Raritan Bay, and off the entire coast.

07/25/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay.

07/24/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were observed off Deal and Manasquan Inlet.

07/23/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and rays were observed sporadically along the coast from Sandy Hook to Barnegat Inlet.

07/22/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and along the entire coast. Dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park and Little Egg Inlet. Rays were seen sporadically along the entire coast.

07/21/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and dolphins were observed along the entire coast and lots of bird activity off Barnegat Inlet.

07/20/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

07/19/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Sandy Hook and Asbury Park.

07/18/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish observed in Raritan Bay. Dolphins spotted off Sandy Hook.

07/17/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and dolphins were observed along the coast from Sandy Hook to Atlantic City. Rays were spotted along the entire coast with large fevers off Barnegat Inlet, Wildwood, and Cape May.

07/16/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and rays were observed along the coast from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet. Dolphins were spotted off Sea Girt, and a sea turtle in Raritan Bay.

07/15/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish, rays, and dolphins were observed sporadically along the coast from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet.

07/14/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Long Branch, Asbury Park, Spring Lake, Long Beach Township, and Beach Haven. Dolphins were spotted off Lavallette, Harvey Cedars, Brigantine, Ocean City, Stone Harbor, and North Wildwood. Rays were seen off Long Branch, Harvey Cedars, Surf City, Long Beach Township, Beach Haven, Atlantic City, Ventnor, Ocean City, Strathmere, Stone Harbor, North Wildwood, Wildwood, and Cape May.

07/13/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

07/12/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the coast from Bay Head north, around Sandy Hook, and up Raritan Bay. Bait fish were observed along the coast from Bay Head to Sandy Hook. The flight then continued over following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom.

07/11/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and rays were spotted along the off the coast from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet.

07/10/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Lavallette, Seaside Heights, Island Beach State Park, Barnegat Light, Harvey Cedars, Surf City and Long Beach Township. Dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park, and rays off Lavallette, Island Beach State Park, Barnegat Light, and Beach Haven.

07/09/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

07/08/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and rays were observed along the entire coast, and bait fish off Keyport. Dolphins were spotted off Keansburgs, Sea Bright, Belmar, Avon, Mantoloking, Lavallette, Island Beach, and Barnegat.

07/07/2022

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

07/06/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

07/05/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off the coast from Sandy Hook to Little Egg inlet. Dolphins were spotted off Sandy Hook.

07/04/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish was observed off Sandy Hook, Long Branch, Deal, Bay Head, Lavallette, Long Beach and Beach Haven. Dolphins were spotted off Sandy Hook, Belmar, and Point Pleasant, and rays off Mantoloking.

07/03/2022

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

07/02/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

07/01/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, then low clouds prohibited the flight from passing over Raritan Bay. The flight continued in Sandy Hook Bay and around the point of Sandy Hook, then south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off LBI.

06/30/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. There was an abundance of bait fish and birds throughout Barnegat Bay, Raritan Bay and along the entire coast.

06/29/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

06/28/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and dolphins were observed off the coast from Asbury Park to Sea Girt, and bait fish were also spotted off the coast from Lavallette to LBI.

06/27/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted on the helicopter, north through Barnegat Bay and due to an oncoming storm, the flight path proceeded along the coast from Sea Bright to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were spotted off Island Beach State Park, Seaside, Mantoloking, Manasquan, Asbury Park, and Long Branch.

06/26/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the entire coast. Dolphins were spotted off Spring Lake.

06/25/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were observed off Belmar, Beach Haven, and Brigantine. Dolphins were spotted off Mantoloking, and Island Beach State Park.

06/24/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off the coast from Deal to Manasquan, and Island Beach State Park. Dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park and skates off Sandy Hook.

06/23/2022

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

06/22/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

06/21/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and dolphins were observed from Monmouth Beach to Belmar, and dolphins were also spotted off Sea Girt, Island Beach State Park and LBI.

06/20/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Manasquan.

06/19/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Belmar Barnegat Light. Dolphins were spotted off Long Branch and Belmar.

06/18/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off the coast from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet.

06/17/2022

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

06/16/2022

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

06/15/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

06/14/2022

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

06/13/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight route was modified due to poor visibility. The flight went directly to Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Asbury Park. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and off Deal and Asbury Park. Dolphins were spotted off Deal and rays in Raritan Bay.

06/12/2022

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

06/11/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Long Branch. Dolphins were spotted off Lavallette and LBI.

06/10/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted off Asbury Park and Deal and a sea turtle off Long Branch.

06/09/2022

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

06/08/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

06/07/2022

Today’s coastal/lakes surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Greenwood Lake and Swartswood Lake. The aircraft had to return to the airfield due to poor flying conditions. Water and shoreline conditions appear good.

06/06/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off the coast from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet. Dolphins were spotted from Point Pleasant Beach to Island Beach State Park.

06/05/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good.

06/04/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off the coast from Long Branch to Little Egg Inlet. Dolphins were spotted off Surf City and a sea turtle off Harvey Cedars.

06/03/2022

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

06/02/2022

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

06/01/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

05/31/2022

Today’s coastal/lakes surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, and Lake Hopatcong. The aircraft had to return to the airfield due to an aircraft gauge issue and was not able to fly over Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, Swartswood Lake, Raritan Bay or along the coast. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom.

05/30/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Long Branch and LBI, and dolphins spotted off Avon-by-the-Sea, Mantoloking, and LBI.

05/29/2022

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Long Branch and Barnegat Inlet. Dolphins were spotted off Sandy Hook, Spring Lake, Beach Haven, and Cape May.

05/28/2022

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Sandy Hook and dolphins spotted off Lavallette.

05/27/2022

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

05/26/2022

Commissioner LaTourette joined today's coastal surveillance flight to assess water and shoreline conditions ahead of Memorial Day Weekend and the start of beach season. The flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Beach Haven. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted off Mantoloking, Lavallette, Barnegat Light and Ship Bottom.

05/25/2022

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled for aircraft maintenance.

05/24/2022

Today’s coastal and lakes surveillance flight was conducted over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs. Due to low cloud cover, the flight could not continue over additional lakes. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and along the coast south to Little Egg Inlet and then north along Barnegat Bay to the Route 72 Bridge. Beach and water conditions appear good. No marine life was spotted due to wind causing rough seas.

05/23/2022

Today was the first coastal surveillance flight of the 2022 beach season. The flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Sand bars were seen off the coast from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet. Dolphins were spotted off Bay Head, Lavallette, and LBI.

01/13/2022

Due to poor visibility today’s coastal surveillance flight route was modified. The flight went directly to Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Asbury Park. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and off Deal and Asbury Park. Dolphins were spotted off Deal and rays in Raritan Bay.

01/12/2022

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

09/26/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Sandy Hook, Long Branch, Island Beach State Park, the north end of LBI and Townsends Inlet. A small pod of rays and dolphins were spotted off the south end of LBI.
Today was the last scheduled coastal flight of the season.

09/25/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay, off Shark River Inlet, Island Beach State Park and LBI.

09/24/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and lots of bird activity along the coast.

09/23/2021

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

09/22/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/21/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and the flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, and Swartswood Lake. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight was not able to continue along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and along the coast south to Little Egg Inlet due to temporary flight restrictions and low cloud cover.

09/20/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off the entire coastal path.

09/19/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay.

09/18/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and off LBI.

09/17/2021

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

09/16/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted in Barnegat Bay from Harvey Cedars to Little Egg Inlet. The flight was cut short due to poor flying conditions.

09/15/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Mantoloking, Barnegat Inlet and Harvey Cedars. Rays were spotted off Sandy Hook, Sea Bright, Asbury Park, Shark River Inlet, Belmar, and Barnegat Inlet, and dolphins off Monmouth Beach.

09/14/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight has been rescheduled for tomorrow.

09/13/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the entire coast.

09/12/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good.

09/11/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the entire coast and rays were spotted off Surf City.

09/10/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Deal and Asbury Park.

09/09/2021

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

09/08/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/07/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and the flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were spotted off Asbury Park, Belmar, Manasquan Inlet, Bay Head, Ortley Beach, Barnegat Light, Harvey Cedars, and Beach Haven.

09/06/2021

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

09/05/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good. Rays and dolphins are spotted off Belmar.

09/04/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed off Sandy Hook, Mantoloking, Seaside, Island Beach State Park, Barnegat, Harvey Cedars, Surf City and Long Beach.

09/03/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed along the entire coast.

09/02/2021

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

09/01/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/31/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and the flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed in Sandy Hook Bay and off the coast of Sandy Hook and Barnegat Inlet. Rays were spotted off Sandy Hook and LBI, and dolphins off LBI.

08/30/2021

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

08/29/2021

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

08/28/2021

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

08/27/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north to Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast to LBI, and finally north through Barnegat Bay. Due to fog the flight had to be cut short. Beach and water conditions appear good. Large schools of rays were observed off Long Branch, Sea Girt, and Island Beach State Park. Schools of bait fish were seen off Long Branch and Belmar. Pods of dolphins were seen along Manasquan Beach, Lavallette, and Island Beach State Park.

08/26/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Due to heavy cloud cover the flight had to be cut short. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins and baitfish were observed off Island Beach State Park.

08/25/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/24/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and the flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lake data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continues along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish and rays were observed the entire length of the flight.

08/23/2021


Today’s coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to weather.

Sunday’s coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to weather.

Saturday’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Schools of bait fish and rays were seen off of Long Beach Island.

08/20/2021

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

08/19/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the coast from Sandy Hook to Cape May.

08/18/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/17/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off the coast from Lavallette to LBI. Rays were spotted off the coast from Island Beach State Park to LBI.

08/16/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and rays were observed along the coast from Holgate through Island Beach State Park.

08/15/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Manasquan. Rays were spotted off Barnegat Light.

08/14/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Island Beach State Park. Dolphins were spotted off Seaside Park.

08/13/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the entire coastal flight path. Rays were spotted off Barnegat Inlet and a whale off Mantoloking that was estimated at least 20 feet long.

08/12/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good. Marine life was abundant with dolphins, rays and bait fish along the entire flight path.

08/11/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/10/2021


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

08/09/2021

Due to poor flying conditions, today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay and then along the coast from Seaside Park to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off LBI.

08/08/2021

Due to poor flying conditions, today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay and then along the coast from Lavallette to Island Beach State Park. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were observed off Island Beach State Park.

08/07/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Spring Lake, Manasquan Inlet, Island Beach State Park and LBI.
Rays were spotted just south of Barnegat Inlet and off Ship Bottom.

08/06/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed throughout the entire flight path. Rays were spotted off Sandy Hook, Long Branch, Shark River, Bay Head, Point Pleasant, Seaside Heights, Island Beach State Park, and LBI. Dolphins were seen off Bay Head and Point Pleasant.

08/05/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good. Bait fish and rays were spotted off LBI.

08/04/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/03/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish observed in Raritan Bay, off Island Beach State Park, and Barnegat Inlet. Rays spotted off Mantoloking and Barnegat Inlet, and dolphins off Sandy Hook.

08/02/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish was observed from Seaside to LBI.

08/01/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Island Beach State Park to Barnegat Inlet, and off Beach Haven. Rays were spotted off Sandy Hook and Ship Bottom and dolphins off Sandy Hook and Highland Beach.

07/31/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were spotted off Sandy Hook, Long Branch to Deal, Mantoloking and Wildwood. Dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park, Margate and in Delaware Bay. Bait fish were seen off Island Beach State Park and Harvey Cedars.

07/30/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay and then along the coast north around Sandy Hook and back south to Lavallette. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were observed off Belmar.

07/29/2021


Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, to Mantoloking, south along the coast, and around Little Egg Inlet. The flight was cut short due to weather. Beach conditions appear good. Dolphins, rays, and baitfish were observed throughout the flight

07/28/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/27/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and off Sandy Hook, Asbury Park, Spring Lake, Point Pleasant, Island Beach State Park and LBI. Rays were spotted in Raritan Bay and off Sandy Hook, Monmouth Beach, Deal, Belmar, Bay Head, Island Beach State Park, and LBI. Dolphins were seen off Sandy Hook, Belmar, Island Beach State Park, and Harvey Cedars.

07/26/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and dolphins were observed along the entire coast.

07/25/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Barnegat Inlet and LBI. Rays were spotted off Shark River Inlet, Manasquan Inlet, Island Beach State Park, LBI, and Ventnor.

07/24/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the entire coast and dolphins off LBI.

07/23/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Large groups of rays and bait fish were spotted from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet.

07/22/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good. A sea turtle was spotted in Raritan Bay and bait fish along the entire coast.

07/21/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/20/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and rays were observed along the entire coast and dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park and LBI.

07/19/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Sandy Hook, Monmouth Beach, Shark River Inlet, Manasquan Inlet, Seaside Park, and from Harvey Cedars to Holgate. Rays were spotted off Long Branch, Mantoloking, Lavallette, Barnegat Light, Harvey Cedars, and Surf City, and dolphins off Long Branch, Mantoloking, and Holgate. A bald eagle was seen over Manahawkin.

07/18/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good. Bait fish and dolphins were spotted off Atlantic City.

07/17/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Asbury Park, Spring Lake, and LBI. Dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park, Ship Bottom and LBI, and rays off LBI.

07/16/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good, and no floatable debris was observed. There was an abundance of the following marine life along the entire coast: bait fish, rays and dolphins.

07/15/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Beach conditions appear good.

Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and off the coast of Deal, Ortley Beach, IBSP, LBI, Ventnor, Stone Harbor, and in Delaware Bay.

Rays were spotted along the entire coast and dolphins off IBSP, LBI, Ship Bottom, and Wildwood.

Floatable debris was seen a distance offshore of Sandy Hook, Shark River, and Lavallette, and appears to be dissipating.

07/14/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/13/2021

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

07/12/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay from the Route 72 bridge to about the route 37 bridge and then south along the coast of Island Beach State Park until Barnegat Inlet. Low cloud cover prohibited the usual Monday short coastal flight path. Dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park.

07/11/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay to Lavallette and then south along the coast, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay to the Maurice River. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were observed off Island Beach State Park, Ocean City, Stone Harbor and Cape May Inlet. Skates were spotted at Hereford Inlet.

07/10/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the coast from Shark River to Barnegat Inlet. Dolphins were spotted off Bay Head.

07/09/2021

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

07/08/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Sea Isle City. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Monmouth and Ocean Counties and dolphins were spotted off most of Ocean County.

07/07/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/06/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the entire coast. Dolphins were spotted off Deal, Mantoloking, Seaside Park, and Island Beach State Park.

07/05/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the entire coast. Dolphins were spotted in Raritan Bay, off Sandy Hook, Point Pleasant, Lavallette, and Island Beach State Park. Four brown pelicans were seen off Island Beach State Park.

07/04/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point, up Delaware Bay to the Maurice River and across Great Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay, along the coast from Long Branch to Mantoloking and sporadically down the rest of the coast. Dolphins were spotted off Seaside Park, Island Beach State Park and Stone Harbor, and rays were spotted off Brigantine.

07/03/2021

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

07/02/2021

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

07/01/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the entire coast. Dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park and Ship Bottom and a sea turtle in Delaware Bay.

06/30/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/29/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and south along the coast to Spring Lake. Dolphins were spotted off Long Branch, Asbury Park, Shark River and Lavallette.

06/28/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed the entire flight path along the coast. Dolphins were spotted off Sandy Hook, Monmouth Beach, Bay Head, Island Beach State Park and Holgate.

06/27/2021

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

06/26/2021

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

06/25/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Harvey Cedars. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were observed off Long Branch, Point Pleasant, and Mantoloking.

06/24/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south along the coast, around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and along the coast from Sandy Hook to LBI and again in Delaware Bay. Dolphins were spotted off Lavallette, Island Beach State Park and Ship Bottom.

06/23/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/22/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs. Due to low cloud cover, the flight was diverted back to the coast and couldn't fly over Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted off Atlantic Highlands, and from Long Branch to Asbury Park. Bait fish were observed off Monmouth Beach, and from Avon-by-the-Sea to Belmar.

06/21/2021

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

06/20/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good.

06/19/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

06/18/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the coast moving south.

06/17/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Long Branch.

06/16/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/15/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

06/14/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the coast from Sandy Hook to Seaside Park.

06/13/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and along the coast from Sandy Hook to Asbury Park.

06/12/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and along the coast from Sandy Hook to Harvey Cedars. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were observed off Sea Girt.

06/11/2021

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

06/10/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south to Margate. Due to sea fog and thunderstorms in the area, the flight had to be cut short. Beach and water conditions appear good.

06/09/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/08/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake, and Swartswood Lake. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. The hyperspectral remote sensing Chlorophyll data is showing an improvement from the weekend. More information can be found in the 6/7/21 Flight Report below. However, no toxin producing species were present in any of yesterday's samples. We will continue to monitor the situation.

06/07/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. No debris was observed in the water or on the beaches. Lots of bait fish were spotted in Raritan Bay.

Marine Water Monitoring grabbed five water samples this morning in response to the hyperspectral remote sensing data gathered from Saturday and Sundays coastal surveillance flights. Monmouth County Health Department also grabbed a water sample this morning.

Samples from Sandy Hook Bay show a diverse assemblage of phytoplankton, dominated by picoplankton, with a low concentration of mixed Dinoflagellates, Prorocentrum Triestinum and Heterocapsa rotundata at 800 cells/mL. This is typical for the Sandy Hook Bay area.

The Ocean waters off Sandy Hook were also dominated by picoplankton, and had low concentrations of diatoms, 840 cells/mL of Thalassiosira sp.

No toxin producing species were present in any of the samples.

Visually, the water looked greenish/brown and thick in the water column. Recent rains, combined with warmer temperatures and ocean mixing (upwelling) due to shifting winds can lead to algal blooms, or conditions of organic matter in the water that may cause high sensor readings. The aircraft sensor will continue to be used to evaluate changing conditions.

06/06/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. The water looked turbid and churned up. The hyperspectral remote sensor displayed high concentrations of chlorophyll in Raritan Bay and along the coast. Visually, the water looked greenish/brown and thick in the water column. Recent rains, combined with warmer temperatures and ocean mixing (upwelling) due to shifting winds can lead to algal blooms, or conditions of organic matter in the water that may cause high sensor readings. The aircraft sensor will continue to be used to evaluate changing conditions.

06/05/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. The water looked turbid and churned up. The hyperspectral remote sensor displayed high concentrations of chlorophyll in Raritan Bay and along the coast. Visually, the water looked greenish/brown and thick in the water column. Recent rains, combined with warmer temperatures and ocean mixing (upwelling) due to shifting winds can lead to algal blooms, or conditions of organic matter in the water that may cause high sensor readings. The aircraft sensor will continue to be used to evaluate changing conditions.


06/04/2021

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

06/03/2021

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

06/02/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/01/2021

Today’s lakes and coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Greenwood Lake and Swartswood Lake. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Seaside Park. Beach and water conditions appear good.

05/31/2021

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

05/30/2021

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

05/29/2021

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

05/28/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south on the coast to just past Ocean City. Weather caused the flight to end early, and the water was too choppy to observe marine life. Beach and water conditions appear good.

05/27/2021

Commissioner LaTourette participated in coastal surveillance flight observations today. The flight path started in Barnegat Bay at the Route 72 bridge and continued north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted off LBI.

05/26/2021

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

05/25/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Mohawk Lake, and Greenwood Lake. Due to technical difficulties remote sensing data did not post. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were observed along Island Beach State Park and Lavallette.

05/24/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

01/30/2021

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

01/22/2021

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

01/20/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good.

01/19/2021

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

01/06/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south on the coast around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. The water appeared turbid and churned up. The hyperspectral remote sensor displays high concentrations of Chlorophyll in Raritan Bay and along the coast. Recent rains, combined with warmer temperatures and ocean mixing (upwelling) due to shifting winds can lead to algal blooms, or conditions of organic matter in the water that may cause high sensor readings. The aircraft sensor will continue to be used to evaluate changing conditions.

01/05/2021

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. The water appeared turbid and churned up. The hyperspectral remote sensor displays high concentrations of Chlorophyll in Raritan Bay and along the coast. Recent rains, combined with warmer temperatures and ocean mixing (upwelling) due to shifting winds can lead to algal blooms, or conditions of organic matter in the water that may cause high sensor readings. The aircraft sensor will continue to be used to evaluate changing conditions.

09/25/2020

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish observed from Raritan Bay to Seaside Park.

09/24/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south to Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Pods of bait fish were observed along the entire flight.

09/23/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/22/2020

Today's aerial surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Mohawk Lake, Greenwood and Swartswood Lake. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions along the coast and in the bays appear good.

09/21/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight began north through Barnegat Bay, but was cut short due to poor flying conditions and turned out to the coast at Seaside Heights and south past Island Beach State Park. Beach and water conditions appear good.
Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south to Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Bait fish were observed in Delaware Bay.
Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to mechanical issues with the aircraft.

09/18/2020

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

09/17/2020

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south to Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and off Belmar and LBI.

09/16/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/15/2020

Today's aerial surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Mohawk Lake, Greenwood and Swartswood Lake. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions along the coast and in the bays appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and off Belmar.

09/14/2020

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.
Sunday’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south to Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good.
Saturday’s aerial surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Mohawk Lake, Greenwood and Swartswood Lake. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions along the coast and in the bays appeared good.

09/11/2020

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

09/10/2020

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

09/09/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/08/2020

Today's aerial surveillance flight usually covers several lakes and part of the coast. Due to low cloud cover, the lakes surveillance could not be completed. The flight was conducted along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Remote sensing data could not be uploaded to the website due to technical difficulties.

09/07/2020

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/06/2020

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south to Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/05/2020

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/04/2020

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet.  Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/03/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good.
We are having technical difficulties with the remote sensor data posting to the website and are working on fixing it at this time. Data did not post on the website from Monday or today.

09/02/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/01/2020

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

08/31/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed from Sea Bright to Long Branch.

08/30/2020

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south to Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good.

08/29/2020

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

08/28/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed from Lavallette to Barnegat Light.

08/27/2020

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted east along the Mullica River, north along Barnegat Bay, east along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south to Cape May Point and north along Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good.

08/26/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/25/2020

Today’s aerial surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Mohawk Lake, Greenwood and Swartswood Lake. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions along the coast and in the bays appear good.

08/24/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions.

Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

08/21/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were spotted off Island Beach State Park.

08/20/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the coast.

08/19/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/18/2020

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good, however, low cloud cover prevented the flight over the lakes.
A lakes flight was conducted in the afternoon. The flight covered Greenwood Lake, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Mohawk, Lake Musconetcong, Budd Lake, Swartswood Lake, Spruce Run and Round Valley. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom.

08/17/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.
Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions.
Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

08/14/2020

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

08/13/2020

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

08/12/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/11/2020

Today's coastal and lakes surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions with low lying cloud cover.

08/10/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.
Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good.
Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions.

08/07/2020

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

08/06/2020

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

08/05/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/04/2020

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

08/03/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.
Sunday's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Bait fish were observed off Avalon.
Saturday's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Skates were observed off Seaside Park.

07/31/2020

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

07/30/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and dolphins were spotted off Cape May.

07/29/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/28/2020

Today’s aerial surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Mohawk Lake, Greenwood and Swartswood Lake. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions along the coast and in the bays appear good.

07/24/2020

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

07/23/2020

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

07/22/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/21/2020

Today’s aerial surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Mohawk Lake, Greenwood and Swartswood Lake.  Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions along the coast and in the bays appear good. Bait fish were observed off LBI.

07/20/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Many pods of bait fish were observed. Dolphins were spotted off Point Pleasant, rays off LBI, and as many as a dozen 6-8 foot sharks feeding on bait fish off Asbury Park.
Sunday's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. The flight concluded there due to low fog from Atlantic City south. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins were spotted off Belmar.
Saturday's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

07/17/2020

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

07/16/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good.

07/15/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/14/2020

Today’s aerial surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Mohawk Lake and Greenwood Lake. Low fog developed and we weren't able to capture data for Swartswood Lake. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions along the coast and in the bays appear good. Bait fish were observed off Sandy Hook. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom.

07/13/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were spotted off Deal and Island Beach State Park.

07/10/2020

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

07/09/2020

The coastal surveillance flights are conducted in cooperation with the NJ Forest Fire Service - today’s flight was started, but halted upon the sighting of a forest fire.

07/08/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/07/2020

Today's coastal and lakes surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions.

07/06/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Many pods of bait fish were observed. Hundreds to possibly a thousand dolphins were spotted from Lavallette to Holgate, but concentrated mostly around Seaside Heights and Seaside Park. Several large rays were spotted, and as many as a dozen large sharks.

07/05/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good.

07/03/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

07/02/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good.

07/01/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/30/2020

Today’s aerial surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, and Mohawk Lake. Low fog inhibited the flyover of Greenwood Lake and Swartswood Lake. The flight continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south. Low fog also inhibited the flight along the coast from the Navesink River to Point Pleasant. The flight then continued along the coast from Point Pleasant to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions along the coast and in the bays appear good. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom.

06/29/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and off Seaside Park. Dolphins were also spotted off Seaside Park. There were technical difficulties in uploading today's data to the website.
Sunday's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Saturday's coastal flight was cut short due to poor flying conditions, however the flight was conducted east along the Toms River and along the coast from Lavallette south to Beach Haven. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

06/26/2020

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins and bait fish were spotted off Seaside Park and Surf City.

06/25/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were spotted off LBI.

06/24/2020

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/23/2020

Today’s aerial surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, and Mohawk Lake. Low fog developed over the ridge and we weren't able to capture data for Greenwood Lake and Swartswood Lake. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions along the coast and in the bays appear good. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom.

06/22/2020

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.
Sunday's coastal flight was attempted beginning in Barnegat Bay, but cancelled due to heavy fog.
Saturday's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

06/19/2020

Today's coastal surveillance flight was attempted, but cut short due to heavy fog. The flight was conducted north from the Borough of Beach Haven to Berkeley Township along the Barnegat Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good.

06/18/2020

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

06/17/2020

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/16/2020

Today’s aerial surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Mohawk Lake, Greenwood Lake and Swartswood Lake. The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions along the coast and in the bays appear good. Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom.

06/15/2020

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Sunday's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Saturday's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Bait fish observed along the coast and a shark off Holgate.

06/13/2020

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

06/12/2020

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

06/11/2020

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Island Beach State Park. The flight was cut short due to low cloud cover. Beach and water conditions appear good.

06/10/2020

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/09/2020

Today’s aerial surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes:  Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Mohawk Lake, Greenwood Lake and Swartswood Lake.  The flight then continued along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south along the coast to Little Egg Inlet.  Beach and water conditions along the coast and in the bays appear good.  Lakes data is used to help target the location of potential HABs and understand the spatial extent of a bloom.

06/08/2020

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were spotted from about Asbury Park south and a whale was spotted off Surf City.

Sunday's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. A mama whale with her calf, dolphins and baitfish were all spotted off Brigantine.

Saturday's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Baitfish were observed from Deal to Asbury Park and again off Island Beach State Park.

06/05/2020

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

06/04/2020

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Since we do not currently fly with an observer on the flights due to social distancing, it has been difficult to notice marine life along the flight. However, the Bureau of GIS was assisting Compliance and Enforcement by flying a drone during dye testing and observed baitfish off Deal.

06/03/2020

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/02/2020

Today’s aerial surveillance flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, and then flew over the following lakes: Round Valley and Spruce Run Reservoirs, Mountain Lake, Budd Lake, Lake Musconetcong, Lake Hopatcong, Mohawk Lake, Greenwood Lake and Swartswood Lake. The flight then continued south along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and along the coast to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. The sensor indicates some cyanobacteria activity on the lakes although the sensor may be impacted by pollen on the water’s surface.

06/01/2020

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.
Sunday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good.
Saturday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Baitfish were observed along the entire flight and dolphins were spotted north of Barnegat Light.

05/29/2020

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

05/28/2020

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

05/27/2020

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

05/26/2020

Saturday through Monday's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions. Today's flight was delayed due to morning weather. The flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook south to Harvey Cedars. Beach and water conditions look good.

05/22/2020

Today's flight was conducted over Round Valley Reservoir, Spruce Run Reservoir, Budd Lake, Musconetcong Lake and Lake Hopatcong. The flight was then cut short and no coastal flight was conducted due to poor flying conditions moving into NJ.

05/21/2020

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good.

05/20/2020

There are no coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays. Wednesdays are scheduled maintenance days.

05/19/2020

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

05/18/2020

Coastal aerial surveillance flights were to begin today, but the flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions.

09/29/2019

Today was the last coastal flight of the 2019 beach season. The flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the entire flight path. Dolphins were spotted off Shark River and Barnegat Light.

09/28/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed the entire flight path. Dolphins were spotted off Sandy Hook.

09/27/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Sandy Hook, Long Branch and Island Beach State Park. Dolphins were spotted off Lavallette.

09/26/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, then from Long Branch south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Due to a temporary air space restriction the flight could not go north of Long Branch. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/25/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the entire flight.

09/24/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Tuesdays. Tuesdays are scheduled lakes flights.

09/23/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted by helicopter and therefore remote chlorophyll monitoring did not occur. There is also an air space restriction around NYC, so the flight began at Little Egg Inlet and traveled north along the coast to Long Branch, and back south along Barnegat Bay. Bait fish were observed from Lavallette to Long Branch, and 10-15 dolphins were spotted off Manasquan and 30-50 dolphins off Belmar.

09/22/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed from Raritan Bay to Barnegat Inlet. Dolphins were spotted off Monmouth Beach and Long Branch.

09/21/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay and sporadically along the coast. Dolphins were spotted off Seaside Park.

09/20/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed up and down the coast, and dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park.

09/19/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Atlantic City. Low clouds prevented the flight south of Atlantic City. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/18/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay and from Mantoloking south to Little Egg Inlet. Low clouds prohibited the flight north of Mantoloking. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/17/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Tuesdays. Tuesdays are scheduled lakes flights.

09/16/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed along the entire flight path.

09/15/2019

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

09/14/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/13/2019

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

09/12/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point, up Delaware Bay and along the Mullica River. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed from Stone Harbor to Wildwood. Dolphins were spotted off Sandy Hook, Deal, Manasquan, Spring Lake and Cape May, rays were spotted off Sandy Hook, Island Beach State Park, Bargnegat Light and Ocean City and sunfish were spotted off Ocean City.

09/11/2019

Yesterday's lake flight was rerouted to a coastal flight, so today's coastal flight was replaced with a lakes flight.

09/10/2019

Tuesdays are normally scheduled lakes flights, but due to low clouds the lakes flight was rerouted to a coastal flight. The flight began along the Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were spotted off Spring Lake, Lavallette and Long Beach Island. Dolphins were spotted off Monmouth Beach and Barnegat Light and rays off Long Beach Island. Tomorrow’s flight has been changed from a short coastal to capture the lakes, weather permitting.

09/09/2019

Today’s coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Belmar.

09/08/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed from Asbury Park to Island Beach State Park and again in Delaware Bay.

09/07/2019

Today’s coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/06/2019

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

09/05/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point, up Delaware Bay and along the Mullica River. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Island Beach State Park. Rays were spotted off Seaside Heights and an osprey was spotted flying over Delaware Bay.

09/04/2019

Today's coastal flight was canceled due to a low ceiling at 600 feet.

09/03/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Tuesdays. Tuesdays are scheduled lakes flights.

09/02/2019

Today’s coastal flight was conducted from Sandy Hook south to Island Beach State Park, and was then cut short due to poor weather conditions. Beach and water conditions appear good.

09/01/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were spotted off Island Beach State Park.

08/31/2019

Today’s coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed from Island Beach State Park south to Little Egg Inlet. Dolphins were spotted off Long Branch and Surf City, and rays off Barnegat Light.

08/30/2019

Today’s coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed along the entire flight. Our primary aircraft was not in operation today and therefore no chlorophyll data was captured.

08/29/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed from Sandy Hook to Manasquan and dolphins were spotted off Sandy Hook.

08/28/2019

Today's coastal flight was canceled due to poor visibility.

08/27/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Tuesdays. Tuesdays are scheduled lakes flights.

08/26/2019

Today’s coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

08/25/2019

Today’s coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Two bald eagles were spotted in Delaware Bay, one adult and one juvenile.

08/24/2019

Today’s coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. A bald eagle was spotted outside Manasquan. Bait fish were abundant off Harvey Cedars and Surf City.

08/23/2019

Today’s coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish and rays were spotted off Island Beach State Park.

08/22/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook,
south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay.
Beach and water conditions appear good. There no longer is a green tint to the water off Long Branch to Deal and the remote chlorophyll a levels off Monmouth County have decreased. Baitfish were observed from Sandy Hook to Cape May with a large school off Island Beach State Park. 70-100 dolphins and rays were also spotted off Island Beach State Park feeding off the baitfish.

08/21/2019

Today’s coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet.  Beach and water conditions appear good in general.  The water off Long Branch to Deal has a green tint. The remote sensor detected elevated levels of chlorophyll a off Monmouth County. Monmouth County Health Department grabbed a sample off Philips Ave in Deal and Marine Water Monitoring analyzed the sample and found it contained 20,600 cells/mL of Eutreptia spp.  This species is not known to produce toxins but, will cause the water to appear green. We will monitor this area over the next few days through the coastal flights.  Baitfish was observed from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet. 

08/20/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Tuesdays. Tuesdays are scheduled lakes flights.

08/19/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish and rays were abundant from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet. Dolphins were spotted off Mantoloking.
Saturday and Sunday's coastal flights were canceled due to poor flying conditions.

08/16/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay and from Monmouth Beach south to Harvey Cedars. Low cloud cover prohibited the flight path from continuing in Raritan Bay, north of Monmouth Beach and south of Harvey Cedars. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were spotted off Sea Girt.

08/15/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, out to the ocean at Mantoloking, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Cloud cover prevented the flight path north of Mantoloking. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed off Surf City.

08/14/2019

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

08/13/2019

Tuesday's regularly scheduled flight is for lake monitoring, however due to the impending weather, a short coastal flight was attempted. The flight was conducted along Raritan Bay and around Sandy Hook before rain set in and the flight had to be cancelled. Beach and water conditions appear good.

08/12/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were abundant from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet.

08/11/2019

Today’s coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, through Sandy Hook Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. An abundance of baitfish were observed off the north beaches. Dolphins were spotted off Holgate and Cape May.

08/10/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park.

08/09/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed off Lavallette and Long Beach. Rays were spotted off Long Beach and Beach Haven.

08/08/2019

Today's coastal flight was cancelled due to poor visibility.

08/07/2019

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

08/06/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Tuesdays. Tuesdays are scheduled lakes flights.

08/05/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted off Holgate and rays off Monmouth Beach.

08/04/2019

Today’s coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed from Long Beach Island to Little Egg Inlet. Rays were spotted off Long Beach Island.

08/03/2019

Today’s coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed off Sandy Hook and Seaside Park.

08/02/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted off Mantoloking and Holgate, and rays off Surf City, Brant Beach, Beach Haven and Holgate. Baitfish were abundant along entire flight.

08/01/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Stone Harbor. Cloud cover was to low to continue south of Stone Harbor. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed in Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and Monmouth Beach, then from Harvey Cedars down to Sea Isle City. Dolphins were spotted off Sandy Hook and Brigantine, and rays off Sandy Hook, Beach Haven, Ocean City and Sea Isle.

07/31/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Lots of wildlife was observed this morning, mostly all north of Deal: two pods of dolphins, schooling bunker, and hundreds if not thousands of rays.

07/30/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Tuesdays. Tuesdays are now scheduled lakes flights.

07/29/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Little Egg Inlet south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditons appear good. Dolphins were spotted off Ventnor and Cape May, and a sea turtle off Sunset Beach in Cape May.

Sunday's coastal flight was conducted through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Some rays and dolphins were spotted moving north.

07/27/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were observed along the entire flight. Dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park and baitfish between Lavalette and Mantoloking.

07/26/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed along the entire flight. Solitary and schools of rays were spotted from Sandy Hook to Holgate.

07/24/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Little Egg Inlet north around Sandy Hook and along Raritan Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good except floatables were spotted in Raritan Bay. Due to choppy seas, no wildlife was observed.

07/23/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Tuesdays.

07/22/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were observed along the entire flight, with large schools off Sandy Hook and just North of Barnegat Inlet. Baitfish were abundant from Deal through Long Beach Island.
Sunday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Ten dolphins were spotted off Sea Isle City and five off Atlantic City. Baitfish were observed along the entire flight.
Saturday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Over 100 rays were observed along the flight and 40-50 dolphins were spotted off Seaside Park and Long Beach Island.

07/19/2019

Today's coastal flight was cancelled due to poor visibility.

07/18/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Little Egg Inlet south and around Cape May Point. A low ceiling and bad visibility prevented the flight path further north. Beaches and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed along the entire flight.
Dolphins were spotted off Ocean City, Avalon and Wildwood, and rays were spotted off Ocean City and Wildwood.

07/17/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beaches and water conditions appear good. Rays and baitfish were observed all along the coast from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet and dolphins were spotted off Chadwick and LBI.

07/16/2019

Our flight schedule has changed and Tuesdays will now be the Lakes Monitoring Flight to coordinate with lake water samples. There will no longer be DEP coastal flights on Tuesdays, but we have added coastal flights for the remaining Wednesdays for the beach season.

07/15/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted going north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were observed along the entire flight path and large schools of baitfish were spotted in Barnegat Bay.

07/14/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were observed swimming north and dolphins were spotted sporadically along the flight path.

07/13/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted up Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were observed along the entire flight path.

07/12/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted up Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Rays were observed off Sandy Hook, Sea Bright, Monmouth Beach and LBI. Dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park and south to Little Egg Inlet.

07/11/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. The flight was cut short due to low cloud cover. Baitfish, dolphins and rays were spotted all along the flight path.

07/10/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Wednesdays.

07/09/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted in Raritan Bay, Long Branch and Island Beach State Park. Rays were observed along the entire flight path from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet.

07/08/2019

Today's coastal flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
Sunday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins were spotted off Brigantine. Rays were observed from Stone Harbor south and baitfish from Strathmere south.
Saturday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Baitfish were observed along Monmouth County.

07/05/2019

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

07/04/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Several pods of dolphins, rays and bait fish were observed, mainly south of Barnegat Light.

07/03/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Wednesdays.

07/02/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Two large pods of dolphins were spotted off Seaside Park and Holgate.

07/01/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. A pod of dolphins were spotted off LBI.
Sunday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Baitfish and dolphins were spotted off Seaside Park.
Saturday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins were spotted off Harvey Cedars, Stone Harbor and Cape May.

06/28/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish and rays were observed along the entire flight. Dolphins were spotted off Ship Bottom and Beach Haven.

06/27/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted off Monmouth Beach and Brigantine. Bait fish were observed from Sandy Hook to Barnegat Light and sporadic down the rest of the coast. Several rays were also spotted along the coast.

06/26/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Wednesdays.

06/25/2019

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

06/24/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.
Sunday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins were observed from Seaside Park to Holgate.
Saturday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Large pods of dolphins were observed off Ship Bottom and Beach Haven.

06/21/2019

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

06/20/2019

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

06/19/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Wednesdays.

06/18/2019

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

06/17/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed along the entire flight and dolphins were spotted off Bradley Beach.
Sunday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and back up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

06/15/2019

Todays's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet.  Beaches and water appear good. Baitfish were observed along the entire coast and dolphins were spotted off Little Egg.

06/14/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish was observed off Sandy Hook.

06/13/2019

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

06/12/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Wednesdays.

06/11/2019

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

06/10/2019

Today's coastal flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.
Saturday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good.
Sunday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. A large pod of dolphins was observed off Ship Bottom.

06/07/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed from Sandy Hook to Asbury Park and a ray was spotted in Barnegat Bay.

06/06/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Ocean City. The flight was cut short due to fog. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted off Sandy Hook.

06/05/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Wednesdays.

06/04/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed along the coast and dolphins were spotted off Sandy Hook, Island Beach State Park and LBI.

06/03/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Baitfish were observed along the coast and dolphins off LBI. Saturday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Baitfish observed along the coast, dolphins spotted off Barnegat Inlet and Harvey Cedars and a sea turtle off Beach Haven. Sunday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Baitfish observed from Sandy Hook to Barnegat Light, dolphins spotted off of Brigantine, Ocean City, Sea Isle, Wildwood and Cape May.

05/31/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Barnegat Bay north to Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Between Point Pleasant and LBI, 2 pods of dolphins, a few rays, bait fish and a whale were spotted!

05/30/2019

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

05/29/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Wednesdays.

05/28/2019

Today's coastal flight was delayed and modified due to poor weather conditions. The flight was conducted from Barnegat Inlet to Sea Girt. Beach and water conditions appear good.
Sunday's coastal flight was conducted from Little Egg Inlet north around Sandy Hook and up Raritan Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good.
Saturday's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Great Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Bait fish were observed along Monmouth County and dolphins spotted off Mantoloking, Island Beach State Park and Brigantine.

05/24/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted on the helicopter due to pilot availability. No Chlorophyll A data was collected because the remote sensor is fixed to the plane. The flight path began at Little Egg Inlet traveling north around Sandy Hook and along Raritan Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Dolphins were spotted off of Beach Haven and Island Beach State Park.

05/23/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Deal Lake south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water appear in good condition. Dolphins were observed off Island Beach State Park.

05/22/2019

There are no DEP coastal flights on Wednesdays.

05/21/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good.

05/20/2019

The first flight of the season was conducted today from Raritan Bay around Sandy Hook and south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. Six or seven pods of dolphins were spotted along the flight.

04/23/2019

The first coastal surveillance flight of the season is scheduled for Monday, May 20, 2019, weather permitting. Flights will then continue 6 days a week, no flights on Wednesdays.

01/08/2019

Today's coastal flight was conducted north through Barnegat Bay, along Raritan Bay, around Sandy Hook, south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appear good. Bait fish were observed from Asbury Park to Island Beach State Park and again in Delaware Bay.

09/28/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions. This is the FINAL scheduled coastal surveillance flight of the 2018 summer beach season.

09/27/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Asbury Park south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beaches and water appeared in good condition.

09/26/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/25/2018

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

09/24/2018

Today and Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions.
Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beaches and water appeared in good condition. A large pod of bait fish was observed in Shark River; dolphins off Mantoloking, Seaside Heights and Loveladies; a cownose ray off Island Beach State Park; and lots of surfers and boats along the entire flight.

09/21/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beaches and water appeared in good condition. Dolphins were observed off Long Branch, schools of fish from Mantoloking to Sea Side and rays off Harvey Cedars.

09/20/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beaches and water appeared in good condition.

09/19/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/18/2018

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

09/17/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Surf City to Island Beach State Park. Low cloud cover limited the flight. Beaches and water appeared in good condition.

09/14/2018

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

09/13/2018

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

09/12/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/11/2018

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

09/10/2018

Saturday's, Sunday's and today's coastal surveillance flights were cancelled due to poor flying conditions.


09/07/2018

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

09/06/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south and around Cape May and into the Delaware Bay. Water and beach conditions appeared good. Dolphins were seen at Asbury Park, Lavallette, Wildwood, and Cape May. Rays and bait fish were seen along the entire flight path.

09/05/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

09/04/2018

Today’s coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Bait fish and rays were observed along the entire flight path.

Monday’s coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions.

Sunday’s coastal surveillance flight was performed from the Raritan Bay south and around Cape May and into the Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Bait fish were seen along the entire flight and dolphins were seen in Sandy Hook, Brigantine, Sea Isle City and Stone Harbor.

Saturday’s coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Baitfish and kite surfers were seen along the entire flight path.

08/31/2018

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

08/30/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from the Raritan Bay south around Cape May and into the Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Bait fish were seen along the entire flight path and rays were seen from Sandy Hook to LBI. Dolphins were seen off of Surf City, Sea Isle City, Avalon and Wildwood.

08/29/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/28/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Bait fish and rays were observed along the entire flight.

08/27/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from the Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins were seen off of Long Branch, rays and bait fish were seen along the entire flight path.

Saturday's coastal flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins were seen off Beach Haven. Bait fish and rays were seen along the entire flight path.

Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May and up the Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins, rays and bait fish were seen the entire flight path.

08/24/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins were seen off of Sandy Hook. Large schools of bait fish and rays were seen off of LBI.

08/23/2018


Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May and along the Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

08/22/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/21/2018

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

08/20/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed in Barnegat Bay, from Ship Bottom to Forked River. Water and beach conditions appeared good. However, due to poor flying conditions and low cloud coverage, the remainder of the flight was cancelled.

Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions.

Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Bait fish were seen off of Manasquan Inlet and off of Little Egg Inlet.

08/17/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Bait fish, schools of rays, and dolphins were seen along the flight path.

08/16/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. A sunfish was seen off of Sea Bright, a whale was seen off of Ship Bottom and 100 dolphins were seen off of LBI.

08/15/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/14/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Sandy Hook south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins and bait fish were seen off of Ocean County.

08/13/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions. Saturday's and Sunday's coastal surveillance flights were both cancelled due to poor flying conditions.

08/10/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. A school of skates was seen scattered along the flight path. Schools of bait fish were seen from Mantoloking down to Holgate. Dolphins were seen feeding off Ship Bottom, and nearly 500 dolphins were seen between Beach Haven and Little Egg Inlet.

08/09/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May and along the Delaware bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Dolphins, rays, and bait fish were observed along the entire flight path.

08/08/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

08/07/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from the Atlantic Highlands south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Rays and bait fish were observed along the entire flight path.

08/06/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from the Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Water conditions are clean and calm. Dolphins were seen off Ortley Beach, Island Beach State Park, and Harvey Cedars. Skates were seen along the entire coast but particularly large schools were seen off Seagirt and Sandy Hook. Bait fish were observed the entire flight. Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions. Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to the Delaware Bay. Water and beach conditions appeared good. Many schools of bait fish were observed as well as two sea turtles and a whale!


08/03/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Barnegat Bay Inlet to Manasquan Inlet. Beach and water conditions looked good. The flight was cut short due to mechanical issues.

08/02/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Avalon. South of Avalon and the Delaware Bay were experiencing low cloud cover. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Lots of surfers were out early this morning and rays were observed along the coast of Monmouth County.

08/01/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/31/2018

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

07/30/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Manasquan Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good.
Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was canceled due to poor flying conditions.
Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Rays and baitfish were observed along the entire flight and dolphins were spotted off Ocean City, Sea Isle and Cape May.

07/28/2018

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

07/27/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Barnegat Light. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Small schools of fish and rays were observed along the entire flight and dolphins were spotted off Long Branch.

07/26/2018

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

07/25/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/24/2018

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

07/23/2018

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

07/21/2018

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

07/20/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach conditions appeared good. Sporadically along the flight, trash was observed about 1000 feet off the coast. Baitfish and rays were spotted from Sandy Hook to Little Egg Inlet and dolphins off Beach Haven.

07/19/2018

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. Bait fish were observed along the entire flight. Skates were spotted from Monmouth County to Atlantic City, and dolphins sporadically from Island Beach State Park to Cape May.

07/18/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/17/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted from Raritan Bay south to Island Beach State Park. The flight was cut short due to low cloud cover over southern Ocean County. Beach and water conditions appeared good.

07/16/2018

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

Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Water and beach conditions appeared good. Baitfish, rays and dolphins were observed along the entire flight.

Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Mantoloking south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay and the Mullica River. Storms prohibited flying north of Mantoloking. Water and beach conditions appeared good. Baitfish, rays and dolphins were observed along the entire flight.

07/13/2018

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 Sandy Hook. Rays were spotted along the entire flight and baitfish off Asbury Park, Sea Girt, Manasquan, and Island Beach State Park.

07/12/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was conducted from Raritan Bay south to North Wildwood and back along the bay. The flight had to be cut short due to low cloud coverage. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Rays and skates were observed from Sandy Hook to Brigantine, Ocean City and Avalon. Baitfish were spotted off Sandy Hook and Sea Bright in addition to dolphins off Sea Bright.

07/11/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/10/2018

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

07/09/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Baitfish and rays were observed off Asbury Park, Shark River Inlet, from Mantoloking to Island Beach State Park and Barnegat Inlet to Little Egg Inlet.

Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Water and beach conditions appeared good. Many surfers were observed along the entire flight.

Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Water and beach conditions appeared good. Dolphins were observed off Mantoloking, Seaside Park, and from Island Beach State Park to Barnegat Inlet. Bait fish were spotted off Margate, Longport and Ocean City.

07/06/2018

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

07/05/2018

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

07/04/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

07/03/2018

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

07/02/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Lots of marine life was observed: dolphins off Sandy Hook and Lavallette, baitfish off Sandy Hook, Deal, Asbury Park, Lake Como and Island Beach State Park, and rays off Sandy Hook, Long Branch, Deal, Bradley Beach, Long Beach, Beach Haven and Colgate.
Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Water and beach conditions appeared good. Rays were observed off Island Beach State Park, and surfers were spotted along the entire flight.
Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Water and beach conditions appeared good. Dolphins were spotted off Mantoloking, Ortley Beach and Stone Harbor; baitfish were observed off Seaside Heights, Long Beach Island and Brigantine, and rays off Holgate and Avalon.

06/29/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Many people were out early on the beaches, and boats, fishermen, kayaks and surfers on the water.

06/28/2018

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

06/27/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/26/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Manasquan to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. The flight was shortened due to low cloud cover over Monmouth County.

06/25/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Commissioner McCabe participated in today's flight observation.
Saturday and Sunday's coastal surveillance flights were canceled due to poor flying conditions.

06/22/2018

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

06/21/2018

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

06/20/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/19/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Long Beach. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Surfers were observed in abundance.

06/18/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Long Beach. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Lots of bait fish were observed off Sandy Hook.
Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south around Cape May Point and up Delaware Bay. Beach and water conditions appeared good. An abundance of dolphins were spotted from Atlantic City south.
Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. A dolphin was spotted off Seaside Park.

06/15/2018

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

06/14/2018

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 spotted off Island Beach State Park, Beach Haven and Stone Harbor. Paddle boarders and surfers were observed along the entire flight and in abundance in Cape May.

06/13/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/12/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Stafford Township north along Barnegat Bay and to Manasquan Reservoir before returning to the air field due to aircraft warning light.

06/11/2018

Saturday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Many bait fish were observed off LBI.
Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Longport. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Bait fish were observed off Seaside Park and LBI.
Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor flying conditions.

06/08/2018

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 in several areas along the flight.

06/07/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Lavalette south, around Cape May Point, and up Delaware Bay. Fog prohibited the flight to go north to Raritan Bay and Monmouth County. Beach and water conditions looked good, and the water was calm. Bait fish were seen off of Long Beach. Dolphins were spotted off Ship Bottom, Long Beach, Ocean City, and a large pod was seen off North Wildwood.

06/06/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

06/05/2018

Today's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay south to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appear good. A good amount of wave action was observed along the flight and many surfers were out! Scattered schools of bait fish were seen from Belmar to Little Egg Inlet, and dolphins were spotted off LBI.

06/04/2018

Saturday, Sunday and today's coastal surveillance flights were cancelled due to poor flying conditions.

06/01/2018

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

05/31/2018

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

05/30/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

05/29/2018

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

05/28/2018

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

05/27/2018

Yesterday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Little Egg Inlet. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Many bait fish and fishing boats were observed from Sandy Hook to Shark River and dolphins were spotted off Island Beach State Park.
Today's coastal surveillance flight was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

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.

05/13/2018

There are no DEP coastal surveillance flights on Wednesdays.

01/25/2018

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

01/11/2018

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

01/10/2018

Sunday's coastal surveillance flight was performed from Raritan Bay to Longport. Beach and water conditions appeared good. Bait fish were observed off Seaside Park and LBI.

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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