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In Search of Horseshoe Crabs

In Search of Horseshoe Crabs

Back in the spring, I wrote an article about the natural history of this ancient animal. However, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is interested in the status of horseshoe crabs and they …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/06/in-search-of-horseshoe-crabs/

National Seafood Month – Blue Crabs

National Seafood Month – Blue Crabs

Well… we have talked about the “big two”… snapper and shrimp, but there are other popular fin and shellfish harvested from the Gulf of Mexico.  This week we look at my personal favorite… …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/10/23/national-seafood-month-blue-crabs/

Ghost Crabs… raiders of the night

Ghost Crabs… raiders of the night

 

For locals along the coast ghost crabs are as common as mockingbirds and mourning doves. Before Ivan, when the dunes were larger and closer to the road, viewing the white crabs scouring …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/31/ghost-crabs-raiders-of-the-night/

Hermit Crabs Add to Summer Fun At North Florida Beaches

A room with a view: a stripped hermit crab sizes up a potential residence

A room with a view: a stripped hermit crab sizes up a potential residence

Summertime in north Florida is good. Among the premium experiences are leisurely …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/07/18/hermit-crabs-add-to-summer-fun-at-north-florida-beaches/

“Wanted” Sighting of Horseshoe Crabs!

“Wanted” Sighting of Horseshoe Crabs!

These curious ancient animals have been roaming the waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico for over 450 million years. Though they appear dangerous they are quite harmless and are actually more closely related …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/04/10/wanted-sighting-of-horseshoe-crabs/

Looking Out for Horseshoe Crabs

Horseshoe crabs spawning. Credit: Bill Hall, Univ. Delaware Sea Grant

Horseshoe crabs spawning.
Credit: Bill Hall, Univ. Delaware Sea Grant

Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/04/19/looking-out-for-horseshoe-crabs/

Be on the lookout for horseshoe crabs

 Bill Mahan
County Extension Director
Franklin
bmahan@ufl.edu
 

Spring is around the corner and that can only mean one thing, horseshoe crabs! That’s right it’s horseshoe crab survey time!
Horseshoe crab blood looks blue. Photo Credits: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Each spring the scientists Florida Fish & …

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Permanent link to this article: http://bay.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2011/09/16/be-on-the-lookout-for-horseshoe-crabs/