WILD NEW JERSEY: Shore11.org: Horseshoe Crabs Emerge
Shore11.org: Horseshoe Crabs Emerge
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By Joe Reynolds: "A day after brisk northerly winds battered the coast around Lower New York Bay, I came across my first live Horseshoe Crab sighting of the year on Monday, April 30th. It was a good-sized, male horseshoe crab found right at the high tide line as I walked near the tip of Sandy Hook early in the morning.
Scattered about the beach were numerous empty shells of deceased crabs. This was the only live crab I spotted. It must have been kicked ashore by the heavy surf. Its shell was well populated with barnacles."