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Slipping Away

Manumuskin River Preserve

 

—Biological Diversity-Wild Life Migration —

 
Slipping Away Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
1. Slipping Away Marker
Inscription. Almost unnoticed, the earth’s living wealth is slipping away. As the human population expands and intensifies the use of the land, species of all kinds are disappearing. Each time we lose a species to extinction, we not only lose its aesthetic values, but also its critical role in the ecosystem and its untold potential for medical and scientific research. Habitat destruction is the main course of extinction today. Migratory species require suitable habitat at their summer breeding sites, their winter residences, and at resting places along their migration routes. Because of its location, many migratory species depend on New Jersey’s coastal habitats for places to stop and rest before continuing on their journey. For some, this is their only stop.

To slow the rate of extinction, we must recognize, and acknowledge that all organisms are not only dependant on each other, but also are affected by human populations. To help insure their survival, we must protect the resources that these species depend upon for summer and winter habitat as well as the resources along migration routes.

(Inscription under the marker photos)
Sea turtles migrate near New Jersey utilizing the plentiful food source here. Litter and pollution in our coastal waters affect the survival of sea turtle species.---New Jersey’s coastal habitats are
Slipping Away Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
2. Slipping Away Marker
crucial for more than 50,000 raptors that are concentrated at the Cape May Peninsula as they migrate southward along the Atlantic Coast.---Horseshoe crabs (limulus polyphemus) are used in many ways for modern medicine. However, development on sunny beaches reduce their spawning areas, and they are harvested for bait.—Destruction of tropical rain forests decreases the winter habitat and population size of New Jersey’s eastern kingbird (Tyranmus tyrannus) and the Cape May warbler (Dendroica tigrina) (lower right).---Many different marine mammals including occasional humpback whales, utilize New Jersey’s Atlantic and bay waters. The water quality of the ocean is important to their survival.---Once other habitats, mostly seal populations have recovered. They migrate to New Jersey to escape the severe cold of the Arctic winter. Proper boating practices can minimize injuries to seals.
 
Erected by National Park Service and State of New Jersey-Division of Parks and Forestry.
 
Location. 39° 19.932′ N, 74° 58.332′ W. Marker is in Millville, New Jersey, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Devin Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millville NJ 08332, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
Manumuskin River Preserve image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
3. Manumuskin River Preserve
This photo was taken in the same area as the Slipping Away marker
flies. A River to Enjoy and Protect (approx. 3.2 miles away); A-4F Skyhawk (approx. 6 miles away); Steps to Harvest Oysters and Bring to Market (approx. 7.6 miles away); a different marker also named Steps to Harvest Oysters and Bring to Market (approx. 7.6 miles away); The Schooner AJ Meerwald (approx. 7.6 miles away); Bivalve Oyster Shipping Sheds (approx. 7.6 miles away); Delaware Bay and River (approx. 7.6 miles away); Ecology in the Watershed (approx. 7.6 miles away).
 
Regarding Slipping Away. The Manumuskin River Preserve is a National Wild and Scenic River System which is a part of the National Park Service.
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironment
 
Slipping Away Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
4. Slipping Away Marker
The Manumuskin River Preserve Sign GPS is N39.3317 W74.5825. It is in the same parking area at the Slipping Away Marker.
Pitch Pine Sign image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
5. Pitch Pine Sign
Pitch pine is highly adapted to frequent fires, which are a characteristic of the Pine Barrens. While the bark is very fire resistant, after a damaging fire, new sprouts often grow from stumps that are left behind. Some pitch pines have serotinous cones that remain unopened unless exposed to the extreme heat of fire. Early settlers used the resin from these pines as a sourced of tar, turpentine, and wood for flooring. This sign is near the parking area of the Slipping Away Marker
Pitch Pine Sign image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 2, 2013
6. Pitch Pine Sign
Distant Photo of the Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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