Volunteers Rescue Stranded Horseshoe Crabs at Tiana Bayside - 27 East

Volunteers Rescue Stranded Horseshoe Crabs at Tiana Bayside

icon 23 Photos
Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning.  DANA SHAW

Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning. DANA SHAW

Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning.  DANA SHAW

Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning. DANA SHAW

Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning.  DANA SHAW

Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning. DANA SHAW

Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning.  DANA SHAW

Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning. DANA SHAW

Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning.  DANA SHAW

Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning. DANA SHAW

Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning.  DANA SHAW

Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning. DANA SHAW

Julie Crowley and Tracy Kolsin move horseshoe crabs over the barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on morning of May 10.  DANA SHAW

Julie Crowley and Tracy Kolsin move horseshoe crabs over the barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on morning of May 10. DANA SHAW

Julie Crowley and Tracy Kolsin move horseshoe crabs over the barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on morning of May 10.  DANA SHAW

Julie Crowley and Tracy Kolsin move horseshoe crabs over the barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on morning of May 10. DANA SHAW

Julie Crowley and Lisa Sanabria help out horseshoe crabs on May 10 at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays.  DANA SHAW

Julie Crowley and Lisa Sanabria help out horseshoe crabs on May 10 at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Julie Crowley and Lisa Sanabria help out horseshoe crabs on May 10 at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays.  DANA SHAW

Julie Crowley and Lisa Sanabria help out horseshoe crabs on May 10 at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Carolyn Munaco collects horseshoe crabs to return to the water on May 10 in Hampton Bays.  DANA SHAW

Carolyn Munaco collects horseshoe crabs to return to the water on May 10 in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Carolyn Munaco collects horseshoe crabs to return to the water on May 10 in Hampton Bays.  DANA SHAW

Carolyn Munaco collects horseshoe crabs to return to the water on May 10 in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Carolyn Munaco collects horseshoe crabs to return to the water on May 10 in Hampton Bays.  DANA SHAW

Carolyn Munaco collects horseshoe crabs to return to the water on May 10 in Hampton Bays. DANA SHAW

Thomas O'Connell locates a tagged horseshoe crab.  DANA SHAW

Thomas O'Connell locates a tagged horseshoe crab. DANA SHAW

Thomas O'Connell locates a tagged horseshoe crab.  DANA SHAW

Thomas O'Connell locates a tagged horseshoe crab. DANA SHAW

Thomas O'Connell and Julie Crowley unearth horseshoe crabs buried by the outgoing tide.  DANA SHAW

Thomas O'Connell and Julie Crowley unearth horseshoe crabs buried by the outgoing tide. DANA SHAW

Lisa Sanabria helps out a horseshoe crab. The smaller male crab is still attached to the female for mating purposes.  DANA SHAW

Lisa Sanabria helps out a horseshoe crab. The smaller male crab is still attached to the female for mating purposes. DANA SHAW

A horseshoe crab is unearthed after being stranded and covered by the outgoing tide.  DANA SHAW

A horseshoe crab is unearthed after being stranded and covered by the outgoing tide. DANA SHAW

John Jones moves a horseshoe crab to the water.  DANA SHAW

John Jones moves a horseshoe crab to the water. DANA SHAW

Thomas O'Connell releases a stranded horseshoe crab at the Tiana Bayside Facility on May 10.  DANA SHAW

Thomas O'Connell releases a stranded horseshoe crab at the Tiana Bayside Facility on May 10. DANA SHAW

Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning.  DANA SHAW

Volunteers answered a call for help from Carolyn Munaco to help move stranded horseshoe crabs over a rock and metal barrier at the Tiana Bayside Facility in Hampton Bays on Friday morning. DANA SHAW

Carolyn Munaco pulls a tote full of stranded horseshoe crabs to the water.  DANA SHAW

Carolyn Munaco pulls a tote full of stranded horseshoe crabs to the water. DANA SHAW

Carolyn Munaco, center, examines a horseshoe crab with Thomas O'Connell and John Jones.   DANA SHAW

Carolyn Munaco, center, examines a horseshoe crab with Thomas O'Connell and John Jones. DANA SHAW

Christopher Walsh on May 14, 2024
On Long Island’s South Shore, an ancient species is once again receiving a helping hand from the very animal that is also responsible for its decline. Last week, several volunteers... more

You May Also Like:

Lawsuit by Man Tasered by Southampton Town Police Is Settled

The lawsuit filed by a Maryland man against the Southampton Town Police Department, the town, Suffolk County and the five officers allegedly involved in an incident in which he was tasered and arrested last year was settled this month. In a complaint filed with the Suffolk County clerk on March 27, Preston Washington had alleged racial profiling and discrimination by police as well as “great indignity, humiliation, pain and great distress of mind and body.” He sought damages to be determined at trial. “It’s over,” said Washington’s attorney, Kenneth Mollins, on Tuesday. “It’s resolved to everybody’s satisfaction. The lawsuit spurred ... 29 May 2024 by Christopher Walsh

Daniel James Konarski of Hampton Bays, and Formerly of Mattituck, Dies May 27

Daniel James Konarski of Hampton Bays, and formerly of Mattituck, died on May 27. He was 41. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 31, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, June 1, at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel R.C. Church in Mattituck, officiated by Father Michael Bartholomew. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre R.C. Cemetery in Coram. In lieu of flowers, donations to East End Hospice (eeh.org) would be appreciated. by Staff Writer

A Vote of Confidence

There is something of a pact between residents and their school boards, and the annual budget vote — one of the few times when voters have a direct say in the day-to-day budgeting of their tax dollars — is where that pact is consummated. Credit school district voters: Last Tuesday, they all stepped up and held up their end of the bargain. It’s not always an easy vote. For some homeowners, their property tax bill, which is most significantly made up of school taxes, is one of their biggest expenditures if they’ve already paid off the mortgage and are on ... by Editorial Board

Stepping Up

Imagine the want ad: “Unpaid position. Unpredictable hours. Extensive training required. Your life may be endangered at a moment’s notice. Must be on call 24/7. Your physical condition will be tested.” Most people wouldn’t get past the first two words. At a time when the demands of everyday life can be overwhelming, and just living full time in this part of the world is aspirational, it’s no surprise that volunteerism is waning. But as our recent visit to the Suffolk County Fire Academy showed, it’s not dead. In fact, there are men and women of all different backgrounds and age ... by Editorial Board

Southampton Town Board Seeks Amendment To Retain Police Chief

The Southampton Town Board would like to keep Town Police Chief James Kiernan on duty ... by Christopher Walsh

NOAA Predicts an Increase in Hurricane Activity This Season

​Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting above-normal hurricane activity in the ... by Stephen J. Kotz

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Hampton Bays Welcomes New Priest

After a wait of almost one year, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, on Ponquogue Avenue in ... by Christopher Walsh

Southampton Town Board Adjourns Public Hearing on BESS Moratorium Exemption

An anticipated public hearing on an application seeking an exemption from the moratorium on the ... by Christopher Walsh

Trump Merchandise Vendor Stranded at Long Beach in Noyac

From a distance, the RV parked Tuesday morning on the side of Long Beach Road ... by Stephen J. Kotz

Where Are They Now: Zachary Arenz Named 2024 New York State Teacher of the Year

It’s easier to ask Zachary Arenz what instruments he doesn’t play rather than list the ... by Michelle Trauring