WATCH: Volunteers Talk About Thousands of Horseshoe Crabs Spawning Near Titusville Causeway

these misunderstood creatures crucial to life in threatened Indian River Lagoon

ABOVE VIDEO: Thousands of Horseshoe Crabs are spawning on the south side of the Titusville Causeway at State Road 406 and environmental advocate Laurilee Thompson and the University of Florida’s Holly Abeels talk about how the Department of Environmental Protection is tagging the crabs with radio transmitters.

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Thousands of Horseshoe Crabs are spawning on the south side of the Titusville Causeway at State Road 406 and environmental advocate Laurilee Thompson and the University of Florida’s Holly Abeels talk about how the Department of Environmental Protection is tagging the crabs with radio transmitters.

Thompson and Abeels discuss how these misunderstood creatures are crucial to life in the threatened Indian River Lagoon. This is a part of the Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch Citizens Science Statewide program to learn as much as possible about these fascinating creatures.

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch (FHCW) is a standardized citizen science program, started in Cedar Key by the University of Florida. Volunteers walk a known section of the beach at predetermined times and count the number of horseshoe crab mating groups observed.

Thousands of Horseshoe Crabs are spawning on the south side of the Titusville Causeway at State Road 406 and environmental advocate Laurilee Thompson and the University of Florida’s Holly Abeels talk about how the Department of Environmental Protection is tagging the crabs with radio transmitters. (National Wildlife Federation image)
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