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Horseshoe Crab Discovery Walks

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Plumb Beach (Gateway National Recreation Area)

Belt Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11228

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Join NYC H2O to see the horseshoe crabs as they come ashore for their mating ritual as they have done for the last 450 million years. Horseshoe crabs are trilobites, some of the planets' oldest living creatures. They play a critical role in coastal ecology as scavengers whose eggs provide food for migrating birds. In the Northeast, horseshoe crabs numbers are declining due to loss of habitat as well as the over-harvesting of horseshoe crabs for biotech purposes and commercial bait.

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Plumb Beach (Gateway National Recreation Area)

Belt Parkway

Brooklyn, NY 11228

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