Scientists are growing increasingly concerned about the fate of Massachusetts' age-old horseshoe crabs. Fishing pressure is increasing at the same time members of the public report fewer crabs on beaches today than decades ago.
Beth Daley wrote an article about the horseshoe crabs at http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2008/06/09/blue_bloods/
Scientists have begun an annual spawning survey of the creatures to get a better idea of populations trends in the future. Below, a scientist explains the ancient horseshoe mating rites at Swifts Beach in Wareham recently.
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