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Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event April 18, 2015
A group of horseshoe crabs at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

This free biennial conference is open to the public and will feature presentations on horseshoe crabs and their conservation status. There will also be information on current research on horseshoe crabs and how it relates to their harvest and management, especially on the Outer Cape.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

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Wellfleet Bay has been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Massachusetts Environmental Trust to go beyond our annual horseshoe crab spawning surveys and actually track where the crabs travel and hang out. One goal is to determine whether Wellfleet Harbor’s crabs are part of a wider population that moves around Cape Cod Bay or a local population that sticks to the harbor and requires special protection.