Horseshoe Crab Tagging with Project Limulus

Thursday, June 20

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Come join us as we search the beach for horseshoe crabs! Learn all about the biology behind horseshoe crabs and how to tag them. This (protected) species has been around longer than the Dinosaurs!

 

Check outProject Limulus here:

https://www.sacredheart.edu/academics/collegeofartssciences/academicprograms/biology/projectlimulus/

Project Limulus is:

• A Study Examining the Ecology of the Long Island Sound Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) population.

• A Community-Based Research Program Providing Opportunities for All People to Become Active Contributors to On-Going Scientific Research.

• A Data-Gathering Network to Potentially Direct Conservation Programs for the Horseshoe Crab

• An Educational Tool to Increase Public Awareness of Limulus and its connection to the Long Island Sound Ecosystem and Human Health

• Part of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Horseshoe Crab Species Specialist Group