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Horseshoe Crab Encounters

May 12, 2021

Every spring horseshoe crabs congregate on beaches along the east coast to lay their eggs. These spawning events attract migratory shorebirds that utilize the horseshoe crab eggs to fuel their annual flight to nesting grounds in the Arctic. Join us… Full story

Horseshoe Crab Encounters

May 10, 2021

Every spring horseshoe crabs congregate on beaches along the east coast to lay their eggs. These spawning events attract migratory shorebirds that utilize the horseshoe crab eggs to fuel their annual flight to nesting grounds in the Arctic. Join us… Full story

Horseshoe Crab Encounters

April 29, 2021

Every spring horseshoe crabs congregate on beaches along the east coast to lay their eggs. These spawning events attract migratory shorebirds that utilize the horseshoe crab eggs to fuel their annual flight to nesting grounds in the Arctic. Join us… Full story

Horseshoe Crab Encounters

April 26, 2021

Every spring horseshoe crabs congregate on beaches along the east coast to lay their eggs. These spawning events attract migratory shorebirds that utilize the horseshoe crab eggs to fuel their annual flight to nesting grounds in the Arctic. Join us… Full story

UGA partners on study to find sustainable methods of harvesting horseshoe crabs for the biomedical industry

October 25, 2019

Pacemakers, prosthetic implants, antibiotics, in fact every medicine or medical device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, depend on the horseshoe crab. A protein in the blue blood of the crab is used to test medicine and medical… Full story

Friends Only Event: Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Connections

September 17, 2019

Friends of the Aquarium are invited to a special evening reception featuring a discussion about the connection between horseshoe crabs and shorebirds on the Georgia coast. Participants will have the opportunity to meet a live horseshoe crabs while hearing about… Full story

UGA event features an amazing natural phenomenon—horseshoe crab spawning

April 19, 2018

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant will host a coastal excursion to witness horseshoe crabs congregating on Georgia’s beaches. The May 16 event will transport participants by skiff from the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island to… Full story

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