ECO April 2017 : Page 45

Citizen science in action (May 2015): Researchers, interns, and volunteers tag horseshoe crabs that are drawn to the Massachusetts Bay side of Duxbury Beach each spring for mating. As the crabs are gathered and tagged, their sex, size, and shell condition are noted. It’s part of an effort to gather data on population fluctuations and the movement of the crabs. Photo credit: Lauren Owen (http://lophotographic.com), courtesy of the Patriot Ledger. eco APRIL 2017 45

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