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SoFo: Horseshoe Crab Survey with CCE

This event requires registration, see below

  • Tue, May 29, 2018 10:00 PM
South Fork Natural History Museum
Please call 631-537-9735 for reservations
Citizen Science—Horseshoe Crab Survey with Cornell Coop Extension: Adults/Teens
Program Presenters: Gina and Mark Cappiello, Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Suffolk County, Horseshoe Crab Survey Site Coordinators for Pikes Beach, assisted by Melanie Meade, South Fork Natural History Museum (SoFo) Environmental Educator

In past years, from about mid-May to the first week of June, thousands of Horseshoe Crabs have gathered at Pike’s Beach. It’s an incredible sight to see—made more so in the light of the full moon. The Horseshoe Crabs are there to spawn; their eggs provide food for seabirds to fuel themselves for their long migration journeys. But, due to human intervention, something is happening to this age-old process. Data needs to be collected to document and assess the status of Horseshoe Crabs in our waters. You can help! Join SoFo and Cornell to assist in collecting information for this study, while you witness one of nature’s most amazing wildlife events.

Photo credit: Gina Mulhearn
contact information:
SoFo Staff
(631) 537-9735
registration information:
Registration: Fri, Apr 27, 2018 to Tue, May 29, 2018