Training for Horseshoe-Crab Tagging - Maritime Aquarium



Date: 05/08/13
Hours: 7pm
Ages: YE,TW,TE,AD
Address:
10 N. Water St. - 203-852-0700
Norwalk, CT 06854
maritimeaquarium.org

Description: The spring moons soon will be drawing male and female horseshoe crabs up onto the beaches for an annual mating ritual. The Maritime Aquarium is seeking volunteers to help attach census tags to horseshoe crabs as the crabs come up out of the water to spawn at Calf Pasture Beach. It's all part of a census of horseshoe crabs in Long Island Sound, being led by Dr. Jennifer Mattei of Sacred Heart University. Volunteers should attend this training session to learn how to safely tag horseshoe crabs. Volunteers should be in 10th grade or older. Younger children can assist if working with a parent, teacher or guardian. Tagging sessions at Calf Pasture will be held on selected mornings and evenings later in the month of May and also in June. To sign up or for more details about the training sessions, call The Maritime Aquarium at ext. 2352, or e-mail [email protected]