This week the Conservation Team made a trip to the Delaware Bay to help survey and tag horseshoe crabs. The Delaware Bay is where water from the Perkiomen eventually drains into the Atlantic Ocean, it also happens to hold the largest population of horseshoe crabs in the world. Horseshoe crabs play a large role in the coastal ecology because their eggs are a major food source for migrating shorebirds. The tags that were placed will help to monitor size and movement of the crab population.
To learn more about horseshoe crabs or to volunteer for crab tagging go to http://www.horseshoecrabtagging.org/