Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Jamaica Bay BioBlitz 2010!

Rebecca Boger and John Marra of Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY), along with the National Park Service (NPS) and Jamaica Bay Institute (JBI), are conducting a Bioblitz of Gateway National Recreation Area’s Jamaica Bay Unit from 3 p.m. Friday, June 11, through 3 p.m. Saturday, June 12, 2010. This Bioblitz is part contest (racing against the 24-hour clock), part educational event, and part scientific endeavor. Experts, amateur naturalists, and volunteers will work 4-hour shifts to observe as many plants and animals as possible in order to create a biodiversity snapshot of one of the most urban national parks in the country. Having supported previous Bioblitz’ in 2007 and 2009, the Jamaica Bay Research and Management Information Network (JBRMIN), hosted by the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)'s Northeast Information Node (NIN) at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), is the official Web site of the 2010 BioBlitz and is handling online registration as well as dissemination of forms, information packets, schedules, data sheets, programs, and press releases to participants and the public. If you wish to participate in this intense scientific survey or related public programs, just visit the 2010 BioBlitz page at You can also follow the Bioblitz on Twitter at


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