American Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus)
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Title: WOE8 Biologist tag a female horseshoe crab on Bowers Beach, Delaware
Alternative Title: Limuius polyphemus
Creator: Pos, Robert H.
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributor: DIVISION OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Language: EN - ENGLISH
Rights: (public domain)
Subject: crab, crabs, biologist, fisheries, Delaware, Fish, research, tagging, wildlife management, electronic, fishes, aquatic animal, aquatic environment, monitoring, WOE8, Fisheries management
Table Of Contents: Biologist Sheila Eyler from the FWS Maryland Fisheries Resource Office, Annapolis, MD is tagging a female horseshoe crab on Bowers Beach, Delaware. The male and female horseshoe crabs come up during high tides, couple together, and spawn on the beach. Sheila is drilling a small hole into the larger female (in front) with a portable drill and then the plastic identification tag is riveted into the hole. This helps biologists track the movements and life histories of this little known species. ( electronic image) Photo taken: June 9, 2002/Robert Pos
Available: January 24 2003
Issued: January 23 2003
Modified: July 19 2005