Post Originals  ·   May 11, 2012

Counting crabs in Delaware

- Every year in late spring, horseshoe crabs come ashore on the Delaware Bay Beaches to spawn. At the same time, migratory birds flying to the arctic make a pitstop in Delaware to fuel up on the horseshore crab’s eggs. This delicate balance is vital to local ecology, and is watched over by citizen scientists at the St. Jones Reserve. ()

- Every year in late spring, horseshoe crabs come ashore on the Delaware Bay Beaches to spawn. At the same time, migratory birds flying to the arctic make a pitstop in Delaware to fuel up on the horseshore crab’s eggs. This delicate balance is vital to local ecology, and is watched over by citizen scientists at the St. Jones Reserve. ()

Counting crabs in Delaware (3:30)

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