Horseshoe Crabs - Online

June 21, 2023 (Wednesday) 7:00-8:00pm




Mark Faherty - Mass Audubon Scientist
Kiara Kortis - Adult Education Coordinator, Mass Audubon Cape Cod






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Celebrate International Horseshoe Crab Day as we highlight our native Atlantic Horseshoe Crab, a species that dates back over 400-million years but faces serious challenges today from habitat loss and growing pressure from human uses.

Science Coordinator Mark Faherty, who oversees Wellfleet Bay's annual horseshoe crab spawning surveys and mark and recapture program will present a talk about the basics of horseshoe crab biology and how humans use them, our long-term research results and advocacy work, and recent events of interest in the biomedical use of horseshoe crabs.

This program is part of a 4-class series on Massachusetts Coastal Gems. You do not need to attend the series to fully enjoy this program. If you are interested in learning more about Diamondback Terrapins, American Oysters, Moon Snails, and Horseshoe Crabs, you can sign up for the full series to enjoy all 4 classes for the price of 3.

Instructions and Directions:

You will receive the Microsoft Teams Link to log into the program in your confirmation. An email reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before program start.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Email [email protected] for more information.