Horseshoe Crab Survey

Biologists at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) have initiated a statewide survey to identify nesting beaches where horseshoe crabs mate and lay eggs. With the help of the public, FWRI's goal is to identify these beaches around the state. By filling out the questionnaire below, you will directly contribute to the success of this survey.

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* 1. Location of sighting
(city, beach name; please indicate any other details that might be important).

* 2. County of sighting

* 3. Date of Sighting


* 4. Time of sighting.

* 5. Number of Horseshoe Crabs counted:

* 6. Gender

* 7. Were the crabs mating? (i.e., two or more crabs attached)?

* 8. Did you observe any juvenile crabs (about 4 inches wide or smaller in size)?

* 9. Did you observe any dead crabs?”

* 10. Additional Comments
(please note characteristics of the habitat, tides, horseshoe crab behavior, etc.)

* 11. May we contact you if we have questions about your sighting?