New York Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Network

January 1st, 2008 - January 1st, 2008 | PROJECT

The intent of this network is to encourage volunteers to get involved with our annual horseshoe crab monitoring program on various reference beaches throughout New York’s Marine District. “Citizen Scientists” will work with trained site coordinators to help collect data on horseshoe crab spawning abundance, size, sex and tag returns around full and new moon evenings from May to July. The data collected through this program is used to assess the status of horseshoe crabs in NY State, and will help determine the management and conservation of this important species throughout the region.

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Matthew Sclafani, Project Manager, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Contributor


Audience: Adults | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Life science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Citizen Science Programs | Public Programs