Horseshoe Crabs: A Prehistoric Species For Modern Times

Horseshoe Crabs

Watch a video of horseshoe crabs on Delaware Bayshores.


While horseshoe crabs pay a visit for only a few months during spring, they are never far from the minds of local experts who work to ensure they are protected throughout the year.

Learn more about these creatures by reading these Q&As with experts in the field.

Dedicating a Career to Horseshoe Crab Study
Carl Shuster
Professor and Horseshoe Crab Biologist

Stepping in on Behalf of Good Science
Andrew Manus
Assistant State Director, The Nature Conservancy’s Delaware Chapter

Pioneering Good Management Practices
Stewart Michels
Fisheries Scientist, Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife

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