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BIOLOGISTS ASK PUBLIC TO REPORT HORSESHOE SIGHTINGS

Biologists at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute need help from the public in identifying horseshoe crab spawning beaches throughout the state. The best time to find horseshoe crabs spawning is around a high tide right before or just after a full or new moon. The next full moon will be on Monday, April 2.

Observant beachgoers can report the time, date and location of horseshoe crab sightings through one of the following convenient options:

Fill out an online survey at http://research.MyFWC.com/horseshoe_crab

E-mail information to horseshoe@MyFWC.com

Dial toll-free 1-866-252-9326

Biologists also want to know how many horseshoe crabs observers see and whether the horseshoe crabs are spawning. Read the article at the link below for results from the study in 2002.