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 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 2018

Day Date Moon Phase Day Tide Night Tide
Friday 11-May New Moon 8:37 A.M 9:00 P.M
Sunday 13-May New Moon 10:15 A.M. 10:30 P.M.
Tuesday 15-May New Moon 11:48 A.M. No Survey
Thursday 17-May New Moon 1:26 P.M. No Survey
Saturday 26-May Full Moon 9:35 A.M 9:54 P.M.
Monday 28-May Full Moon 11:10 A.M. 11:22 P.M.
Wednesday 30-May Full Moon 12:35 P.M. No Survey
Friday 1-Jun Full Moon 1:56 P.M. 1:22 A.M.
Sunday 10-Jun New Moon 8:50 A.M. 9:07 P.M.
Tuesday 12-Jun New Moon 10:34 A.M. 10:47 P.M.
Thursday 14-Jun New Moon 12:17 P.M No Survey
Sunday 17-Jun New Moon 2:57 P.M. No Survey
Sunday 24-Jun Full Moon 9:12 A.M. 9:29 P.M.
Tuesday 26-Jun Full Moon 10:48 A.M. 10:58 P.M.
Thursday 28-Jun Full Moon 12:12 P.M. No Survey