In Search of Horseshoe Crabs: Tagging and Research at Wellfleet Bay

June 17, 2023 (Saturday) 9:00-10:30am


Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, South Wellfleet


- children 8 & up


Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Celebrate Horseshoe Crabs!

International Horseshoe Crab Day is coming up and Wellfleet Bay will be highlighting our native Atlantic Horseshoe Crab, a species that dates back 400-million years but faces serious challenges today from habitat loss and growing pressure from human uses.

Celebrate International Horseshoe Crab Day with this free program to learn more about ongoing research efforts to protect and understand this incredible species

Join Mass Audubon Conservation Science Staff at Wellfleet Bay where we'll search for horseshoe crabs coming up on the beach to spawn, and talk about their behavior, biology, conservation, and management. We'll also discuss Wellfleet Bay's horseshoe crab research including our monitoring and tagging programs.

Instructions and Directions:

Please dress for the weather and wear shoes that can get wet and muddy. Shoes must be worn throughout the program. Sunscreen, water, and bug repellent are recommended. Please arrive and check-in 10 minutes before the start of the program.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
291 US-6
South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Email [email protected] for more information.