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
The oldest animal fossil ever found was from a horseshoe crab that was alive 445 million years ago. Horseshoe crabs roamed the continental shelves of the primordial seas 200 million years before the dinosaurs! For this reason, horseshoe crabs ... READ MORE
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
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
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