Advocates for Herring Bay
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Health of Herring Bay

Horseshoe Crabs

Herring Bay’s many natural beaches serve as important breeding habitat for horseshoe crabs, which is one reason EPA designated Herring Bay as a No Discharge Zone. By monitoring spawning activity, sharing what we learn, and encouraging protective measures, AHB strives to keep the shores of Herring Bay a productive nursery-ground for these live-saving, Jurassic-era mariners.

Click here to see AHB’s monitoring notes. Click here to see why we want to save the horseshoe crabs. For more information, see this U.S. Fish and Wildlife brochure and this Q&A about Herring Bay between AHB and DNR.

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