Project Limulus Volunteer Information

Project Limulus horseshoe crab survey

Project Limulus horseshoe crab survey

We will meet at Daniel Ave. Beach, Indian Cove, Guilford.

(See attached Spawning Survey Schedule).

Bring a flash light or headlamp at night. Wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothes. Your feet will probably get wet. The survey usually takes about an hour. Waders are ideal but not necessary.

No training is necessary ahead of time, we will show you what to do.

Please note: we were only given 50 tags this year. We will not be tagging every crab, The SURVEY is critical, not the tagging.

Directions to the beach:

Take Rt. 146 to Mulberry Point Rd. Turn south onto Mulberry Point Rd. Continue for about a mile until you come to a Y-fork. Keep to the right. The beach is on the left and the parking area is across from it.

Contact Information
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Surveys will begin promptly at the time shown on the schedule.

Please arrive at the beach 10 minutes early.

Please let me know ahead of time if you plan to attend a session.

Thanks so much for your help,

Deanna Broderick, Menunkatuck Audubon

Project Limulus Spawning Survey Schedule for 2017

Yellow highlighting indicates spawning surveys that are the “next morning.”

Day Date Phase Day Tide Night Tide
Monday 5/8/17 -2 day 10:23AM 10:38PM
Wednesday 5/10/17 NEW 11:46AM 11:56PM
Friday 5/12/17 +2 day 1:04PM 1:10AM
Wednesday 5/24/17 -2 day 10:30AM 10:47PM
Friday 5/26/17 FULL 12:15PM 12:30AM
Sunday 5/28/17 +2 day 2:01PM 2:17AM
Wednesday 6/7/17 -2 day 10:39AM 10:50PM
Friday 6/9/17 NEW 12:01PM 12:08AM
Sunday 6/11/17 +2 day 1:19PM 1:24AM
Thursday 6/22/17 -2 day 10:08AM 10:25PM
Saturday 6/24/17 FULL 11:57AM 12:13AM
Monday 6/26/17 +2 day 1:43PM 2:00AM