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The Delaware Bay’s Female Horseshoe Crabs Have Been Spared from Commercial Harvesting for Another Year

Steph Yin
When the spring high tides strike, tens of thousands of horseshoe crabs descend on the Delaware Bay to spawn.

The Delaware Bay’s female horseshoe crabs will likely be spared from a commercial harvest next year. WHYY’s Zoe Read reports the decision comes after public pressure to protect the crabs, and the flocks of Red Knots that feed on their eggs.

(Original air-date: 11/16/22)

Zoë Read is WHYY’s watershed reporter. She joined WHYY in 2015 as a multimedia reporter covering Delaware news for the web and FM.