Monday, May 13, 2013

They're Back, Baby

More horseshoe crabs than you can shake a stick at.

Great news from Bayshore Regional Watershed Council's first of the year horse shoe crab count.  An astounding 1600 mating crabs were counted last Friday.  That's just something to cheer especially given that in some parts of the world horse shoe crab populations are being decimated.

Leader and scientist Joe Reynolds provided an interesting and colorful post about the evening on his Nature on the Edge of New York City blog.  It's titled Horse Shoe Crabs Are Back in Sandy Hook Bay.   As he says "the need to breed was strong."

Thanks Joe and thanks to all the volunteers who went out there and counted.

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