The horseshoe crab is an ancient creature. Fossil records suggest it has been around for at least 400 million years. Today there are four species left on the planet, the one found in the United States is Limulus polyphemus and it can be ... READ MORE
Another creature that was once common in Pensacola Bay, declined, and is trying to make a comeback is the horseshoe crab. Many know about the shallow area in the center of Little Sabine, but you may not know that it was once an island that ... READ MORE
Join us at the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County Office for some fun learning experiences this September! Below is our current class list for the month.
Water Bath and Pressure Canning
September 8 | 10 am - 12 pm
Learn the basics of canning ... READ MORE
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