Beachgoers play paddleball on the beach in Barnegat Light, N.J. on Wednesday,  July 2. New Jersey environmental officials say they will seek a court order on Thursday to block a plan sanctioned by the federal government to conduct seismic research off the coast of Barnegat Light that environmentalists say could harm marine life. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

NJ wants court to stop ocean research

Some environmental groups believe the research could be used to probe for undersea oil and gas deposits in the event drilling is opened off …