Time to volunteer for the
Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Survey

On a chilly day in April, volunteers determine what their stride is at a survey training session held at the St. Jones Reserve, south of Dover in Delaware. The Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve hosts a crab count on three beaches. Since 1990, surveys have been conducted of horseshoe crabs spawning in Delaware Bay. Data collected by volunteers during these surveys is key for scientists in monitoring changes in numbers of spawning crabs in the Bay. Each spring during the new and full moon evening high tides in May and June, volunteers donate their time to count crabs on key beaches in Delaware and in New Jersey. There are lots of places in the Delaware Bay where volunteers are appreciated, check out the list here.


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