Horseshoe Crab Spawning Surveys 2012

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Spawning Horseshoe Crab Surveys in Great Bay, NHWith a collaborative effort, 3 major horseshoe crab spawning areas in Great Bay estuary were identified, and  2,323 horseshoe crabs were counted at these sites. Last summer we also tagged horseshoe crabs with small white button tags to track and estimate the Great Bay horseshoe crab population. Last summer we tagged 211 animals and 30 were sighted again. The summer of 2012 was a great success and we hope to have another great successful year this year.