Jersey shore

Brown back and wings of swimming Cownose ray (Rhinoptera bonasus). They are often mistaken for being a shark by beach-goers due to the fins sticking out of the water, resembling the fin of a shark.
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Molly Daly
July 18, 2019 - 8:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Beachgoers at the Jersey Shore have been sharing the water with schools of rays. Videos have been popping up on social media of schools of brown, kite-like rays gracefully moving through the water around fascinated swimmers at the Jersey shore. Thomas Grothues,...
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Strong winds whipped waves against the Sheboygan north pier breakwater, Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Sheboygan, Wis.
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Mike Dougherty
July 17, 2019 - 1:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — High rip currents are very likely along the Jersey Shore on Wednesday. Brian Booth, captain of the Ocean City Beach Patrol, says they can catch even good swimmers off guard. "If you feel yourself being taken out, don't swim straight back in to shore. You want to swim...
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Townsend’s Inlet Bridge between Avalon and Sea Isle City, New Jersey at sunset with the drawbridge up for boats to pass below.
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Mike DeNardo
July 17, 2019 - 12:18 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nearly a year of inconvenience for Jersey Shore drivers may soon be coming to an end. Authorities say construction on the Townsends Inlet Bridge is almost finished. Closed for reconstruction since last September, the bridge linking Avalon and Sea Isle City is on track...
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Beach closed at Wildwood Crest
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Tim Jimenez
July 02, 2019 - 6:40 am
UPDATED: 10:30 a.m. WILDWOOD CREST, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — The mayor of Wildwood Crest, Don Cabrera, has announced that a swimming ban imposed Monday has now been lifted. Earlier Tuesday morning, swimmers weren’t allowed in the water along a three-quarter-mile stretch of the beach south of Miami...
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Justin Udo
July 01, 2019 - 5:15 pm
WILDWOOD CREST, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Swimming is currently off limits at a stretch of the beach in Wildwood Crest, due to potentially high bacteria levels. Parts of the beach are temporarily closed to the public as a precautionary measure, following a "malfunction" at the Cape May County...
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Dreamstime
Mark Abrams
June 17, 2019 - 7:23 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Cape May County fire marshal is trying to pinpoint the cause of a Sunday afternoon fire that broke out at a well-known bait, tackle and boat rental shop in Sea Isle City, N.J. Two people suffered minor injuries when the flames erupted in equipment outside Two...
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Ocean City boardwalk
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Andrew Kramer
May 24, 2019 - 11:59 am
OCEAN CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Memorial day weekend began Friday with a breathtaking sunrise that turned the sky orange. After that, the floodgates opened and the crowds started filling the boardwalk through the morning as summer unofficially begins. It’s hard to beat a sunrise down the shore...
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Benjamin Franklin Bridge leading into Camden, N.J.
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Andrew Kramer
May 23, 2019 - 7:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The same storm system that brought a "violent tornado" to Missouri is expected to reach the Delaware Valley on Thursday afternoon. As many people leave work for the day, others will be hitting the roads to get a jump start on their Memorial Day weekend travel. And...
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New Jersey’s new law banning smoking on public beaches and in parks statewide is now in effect. But the legislation lacks one important provision: who enforces it?
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Mark Abrams
May 14, 2019 - 3:50 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — With the start of the New Jersey beach season less than two weeks away, state environmental officials say there are plenty of resources for beachgoers to consult before they make the trek. "New Jersey's water quality is exceptional. We rarely have closures at our ocean...
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The former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
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May 10, 2019 - 7:51 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's beaches, casinos, forests and cities attracted tourists who spent nearly $45 billion in 2018. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said tourism spending in New Jersey has increased for nine years in a row. Speaking at a tourism conference Thursday in Trenton, Murphy...
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