HORSESHOE CRAB MOON Screening Resources


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Additional Resources



Center for Biological Diversity: Horseshoe Crab Lawsuit - In May of 2024, the Center for Biological Diversity sued the Maryland Department of Natural Resources under the state’s Public Information Act for failing to release information detailing exactly how thousands of horseshoe crabs are killed, bled or injured by pharmaceutical companies and fishermen annually.

Banded Birds - Citizen scientists can use this website to report sightings of wild shorebirds that have been tagged with bands or engraved markers; collected data is used to grow a database of sightings along the Atlantic Flyway describing bird migration routes, nesting and wintering areas. Each report adds significantly to a greater understanding of the critical habitat needs of different species throughout their migratory routes.

Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) - The Endangered and Nongame Species Program’s (ENSP) mission is to actively conserve New Jersey’s biological diversity by maintaining and enhancing endangered, threatened and nongame wildlife populations within healthy, functioning ecosystems. ENSP is funded almost entirely by donations from grants, the sale of Conserve Wildlife License Plates, and the state income tax Check-off for Wildlife. Without the interest and support of New Jersey’s citizens, the program would be unable to fulfill its mission.

NJDEP Environmental Trends Report (Red Knot) - The red knot, an endangered species in New Jersey and a threatened species at the federal level, has a remarkable life cycle with one of the longest migrations among Arctic-breeding shorebirds. After journeying from the southern tip of South America, red knots arrive on the shore of Delaware Bay in early May to feast on horseshoe crab eggs. The bay has the largest spawning population of horseshoe crabs in the Western Hemisphere, and crab eggs are a fat-rich food resource that allows birds to rapidly double body weight just prior to Arctic breeding. Packing on weight for long flights is a critical need for shorebird migrants during spring and fall migrations. Sufficient weight gain is statistically linked to higher adult survival and Arctic productivity in red knots.

Manomet Bird Observatory - Manomet uses science and collaboration to strengthen bird migration routes, coastal ecosystems, and working lands and seas across the Western Hemisphere.

A Rube With A View - Blog journal of Larry Niles, Ph.D, of Wildlife Restoration Associates LLC.

Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE) - Established in 1996, PDE is a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the Delaware Estuary, bringing together people, businesses, and governments to restore and protect the Delaware River and Bay. PDE is one of 28 National Estuary Programs designated by Congress.

All About Birds - Online bird guide maintained by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with information on over 600 North American bird species.

Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey - Their mission is to preserve rare and imperiled species of wildlife that live and breed in, and migrate through New Jersey.

New Jersey Audubon Society - NJ Audubon believes in Nature for All – that every person has the fundamental right to safe, welcoming, and positive experiences in nature, free of violence, threat, harassment, or harm.

Delaware Bay Horseshow Crab Survey - The Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus, migrates to the Delaware Bay Shore each year for spawning purposes. Through the work of volunteers, the spawning population is recorded to study the American Horseshoe Crab.

Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control - The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) envisions a Delaware that offers a healthy environment where people embrace a commitment to the protection, enhancement and enjoyment of the environment in their daily lives.

Delaware Shorebird Project - Shorebirds are an important part of the ecology of Delaware’s shorelines. But they are under threat; populations are declining. DNREC’s Delaware Shorebird Project works to mitigate that threat, through research and monitoring, habitat protection, and management planning.

Our Shared Waters - Our Shared Waters is a collaborative effort of Delaware River Basin stakeholder groups to educate the public and decisionmakers about the current state of the Basin and the opportunities available to support its continued sustainability now and for future generations.

Milford Neck Nature Preserve - Milford Neck offers prime habitat for more than a million migratory shorebirds that visit each spring to feed on eggs laid by horseshoe crabs that converge on Delaware Bay to spawn.

Horseshoe Crabs, Shorebirds and the Delaware Bay - You can witness the amazing annual convergence of spawning horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds along the Delaware Bayshore every spring. DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor is one of the best places to observe this wonder of nature.

Cape May Bird Observatory - Founded in 1976 by New Jersey Audubon, the Cape May Bird Observatory (CMBO) is a leader in research, environmental education, bird conservation, and recreational birding activities.

American Museum of Natural History - The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions.

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to understanding the natural world and inspiring everyone to care for it.

Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) - WHSRN is a science-based, partnership-driven, conservation initiative for protecting the ecological integrity of critical habitats for shorebirds throughout the Americas.

National Aquarium - The National Aquarium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures.


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