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Beachgoers can help biologists learn about spawning horseshoe crabs

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By The Staff

This spring, mating horseshoe crabs will gather at sandy beaches throughout the state. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute need help from the public to identify horseshoe crab spawning areas. 

The best time to find spawning horseshoe crabs is around high tide, just before, during or after a full or new moon. The new moon conditions around May 3 and the full moon conditions around May 17 will create good opportunities for viewing the spawning behavior of horseshoe crabs.


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