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two horseshoe crabs spawn, one with an acoustic tag mounted on top of it

New project tracks horseshoe crabs in the Indian River Lagoon, largest nesting site in the state


February 18, 2022

For the first time, horseshoe crabs in the Indian River Lagoon will be tracked with acoustic tags that monitor their movements and behavior. Monitoring animal movement with acoustic tags can provide data that helps manage the ecosystems those ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch, Florida Sea Grant, Horseshoe Crabs, UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County

Virtual training for Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch now live!


May 6, 2020

Living fossils, online! It's clear that people love horseshoe crabs all over the state! The Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch citizen science program is strong and growing rapidly statewide. Unfortunately, we had to cancel or postpone many training ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Citizen Science, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, Horseshoe Crabs, InsideNatureCoast, NCBS Volunteers, Research
horseshoe crabs nesting on a beach

Citizen science training workshop for Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch


March 1, 2020

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch is a popular citizen science program where trained volunteers survey, measure, tag, and release horseshoe crabs on Florida's beaches. Learn more about why we need to monitor our horseshoe crab populations in this ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Events, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Applied Research, Cedar Key, Citizen Science, Coastal Habitat, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, Horseshoe Crabs, InsideNatureCoast, NCBS Volunteers, Research
horseshoe crabs nesting on a beach

What’s new with Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch?


July 25, 2019

An ever-expanding volunteer base Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch (FHCW) is a citizen science program established along Florida's coast in 2015. The spring 2019 sampling season (Mar-Apr 2019) ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Applied Research, Citizen Science, Coastal Habitat, Coastal Systems, Fisheries, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, Horseshoe Crabs, InsideNatureCoast, NCBS Volunteers, Research

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