Little is known about the population of horseshoe crabs that reside in the Great Bay Estuary, NH. Current management plans have not yet estimated either the total number of horseshoe crabs in Great Bay or mapped the locations of where most of these animals aggregate within the estuary. This lack of information is especially critical as horseshoe crabs face growing threats from overharvesting, increasing coastal development, and pollution, and climate change. Clearly, it is both timely and important to learn more about the horseshoe crab population in Great Bay, and the habitats that are critical for their reproduction and development.
Come join us in collecting data on the local abundance of these fascinating critters!
Sign up for this project works a little differently. To sign up for specific times and a location, please access this document and fill in the dates and times where you plan to monitor:
Note that there are tabs along the bottom of the document that correspond to each survey site.
Data sheets for each survey site can be found under the documents tab of the Coastal Research Volunteers GiveGab site.
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