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HorshoeCrab Tagging at Calf Pasture Beach

May 23, 2012

2012 Public Horseshoe Crab Tagging with The Maritime Aquarium

at Calf Pasture Beach

The horseshoe crabs are coming in to spawn and the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk will be there, with tags ready, for the sixth consecutive year. Led by staff member Joe Schnierlein, the horseshoe crab tagging and census study will give scientists a better understanding of the ancient creatures. Volunteers are needed to meet at Calf Pasture Beach to assist the team with counting and tagging.  See the schedule below and plan on helping Joe and his staff. Tagging Dates: Monday, June 4 evening at 11:15 PM for high tide census and tagging and June 5 Low tide tagging – 5:00 AM  Full Moon Tuesday, June 19 evening at 11:30 PM for high tide census and tagging and June 20 low tide tagging - 5:00 AM  New Moon *Monday, July 2 evening at 10:30 PM for high tide census and tagging and July 3 low tide tagging – 5:00 AM  Full Moon *July 3 is the actual full moon, but due to the fireworks held on that evening, the crowds, and the noise, we will do the census and tagging the night before. See the video here:      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_7ZzRUZ0lc Contact is: Joseph Schnierlein,   Manager of Professional Development and Interns The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk,   10 N. Water St.,Norwalk,CT06854 Phone (203) 852-0700 ext. 2352     www.maritimeaquarium.org

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