Tag: horseshoe crab

Cool Green Morning: Friday, June 1

Written by | June 1st, 2012

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Here are some green news stories to get you to the weekend. Seriously, it’s Friday!

  1. Greenhouse gasses are at record-high levels, pass a symbolic milestone. (Guardian)
  2. Are the disease-related deaths of bees, bats and frogs linked? (Discovery News)
  3. Horseshoe crab blood is blue and does some amazing things. (NPR)
  4. The largest wildfire in New Mexico’s history is expected to keep burning for weeks. (Huffington Post)
  5. The Honduran president watches as hundreds of illegal shark fins are burned. (Washington Post)

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Migrating Shorebirds

Written by | June 7th, 2011

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It’s long-distance-migrating-shorebird time! Conservancy scientist Tim Boucher tells you what to look for — and why these birds love horseshoe crabs.

Diary of a Horseshoe Crab Counter on Delaware Bay

Written by | July 17th, 2009

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Each spring The Nature Conservancy recruits volunteers to survey two beaches along the Delaware Bay during horseshoe crab mating season (see video of what the survey looks like). The survey is part of a Delaware Bay-wide horseshoe crab population study, and the data collected each year is used to help set the commercial harvesting quotas for […]

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