Help Count Crabs for DRN Census

Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Every spring, horseshoe crabs converge along Delaware Bay beaches in the dark of night to spawn, timed with the arrival of migrating shorebirds who rely on crab eggs to refuel during their journey to their breeding grounds.

If you’d like to observe the crab mating rituals by moonlight, help monitor their numbers, and overturn stranded crabs that need a helping hand, join Delaware Riverkeeper Network on the evenings of May 22nd and June 5th at South Bowers Beach, DE. Delaware Riverkeeper Network takes part annually in the censusof crabs to help collect important data used to advocate for better protection of these amazing critters, so crucially important to the health of our Bay.

To learn more, visit and click on Annual Horshoe Crab Census.

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