Horseshoe Crab Spawning - A Field Report



Hey it’s Kurt Mann from Ocean Today. Our crew just completed a three day shoot here on Delaware Bay documenting the amazing horseshoe crab.

I’m on Pickering Beach where we filmed thousands of horseshoe crabs spawning on the water’s edge. We also joined citizen volunteers who, every year, do a survey to find out how many males and females are coming to the shores and tracking that year after year.


Three… four… five… six… seven. Seven males.

Seven and three, ok.


Without the volunteers, the data just would not be able to be collected by the full time crew… so citizen scientists and volunteers are incredibly important to this mission.


Five… six… seven… eight… nine, ten, eleven, twelve… thirteen males.

Gonna party!


We’ll let you know when the stories are finished. Can’t wait to share them with you.