Horseshoe Crabs: A Fascinating Conservation Story

September 15, 2019, 1:00 PM

Doors open at 1:00; talk begins at 2:00

If you headed ‘down the Shore’ this summer, you may have noticed a few horseshoe crabs on the beach. These 300-million-year-old living fossils are so valuable that in the 1990s they became the center of competing interests among commercial fisheries, tourism officials, environmentalists, government agencies and pharmaceutical scientists.

New Jersey environmentalist Tedor Whitman of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary will tell us why all fought to determine the use and future of these animals. Fortunately, the fate of the horseshoe crab fell into the hands of a resourceful biological technician and a handful of determined citizens.

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