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Description

Horseshoe crab populations in Long Island Sound have been studied for the past 20 years as part of Project Limulus, a citizen science project that trains volunteers to collect basic data and tag horseshoe crabs during the spring mating season. We at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk have been assisting with Project Limulus for many years, training volunteers and leading tagging nights at our local beach. We have a dedicated group of experienced volunteers that we'd love to continue collecting data outside of the few tagging nights each season. As such we have developed Project Horseshoe using the anecdata platform so volunteers can report horseshoe crab sightings year round. About this project Long Island Sound project for trained citizen scientists to report horseshoe crab sitings. Project goal The goal of this program is to continue to collect data on horseshoe crabs presence in the Long Island Sound What participants do: Photograph horseshoe crabs observed in Long Island Sound

Data Records

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50
Multimedia 
50

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: e12e4cc2-56b9-4268-9e9d-023fa7447c5f.  The Community Environmental Health Laboratory at MDI Biological Laboratory publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

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Contacts

Bridget Cervero
  • Originator
Project Administrator
Anecdata.org
Anecdata.org Contributors
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Data Contributors
Anecdata.org
Jane Disney
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Associate Professor of Environmental Health
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Cait Bailey
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Systems Developer
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Ashley Taylor
  • Originator
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Community Manager
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Alexis Garretson
  • Metadata Provider
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Community Environmental Health Laboratory Manager
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US
Anecdata.org
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Community Environmental Health Laboratory
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Community Environmental Health Laboratory
MDI Biological Laboratory
159 Old Bar Harbor Rd.
04609 Bar Harbor
ME
US

Geographic Coverage

United States

Bounding Coordinates South West [41.059, -73.461], North East [41.236, -72.985]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2019-05-19 / 2020-06-20

Project Data

Anecdata is a free online citizen science platform developed by the Community Lab at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. Anecdata is used by hundreds of individuals and organizations to gather and access citizen science observations and provides a platform to easily collect, manage, and share their citizen science data. How Anecdata works: Project managers create projects, creating datasheets that participants fill out to share their observations. Participants join projects and use the Anecdata website or mobile app to share their observations with the project. Project data is now available for anyone to view and download!

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The personnel involved in the project:

Cait Bailey
  • Principal Investigator
Ashley Taylor
  • Curator

Sampling Methods

Long Island Sound project for trained citizen scientists to report horseshoe crab sitings. The goal of this program is to continue to collect data on horseshoe crabs presence in the Long Island Sound Photograph horseshoe crabs observed in Long Island Sound

Study Extent Horseshoe crab populations in Long Island Sound have been studied for the past 20 years as part of Project Limulus, a citizen science project that trains volunteers to collect basic data and tag horseshoe crabs during the spring mating season. We at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk have been assisting with Project Limulus for many years, training volunteers and leading tagging nights at our local beach. We have a dedicated group of experienced volunteers that we'd love to continue collecting data outside of the few tagging nights each season. As such we have developed Project Horseshoe using the anecdata platform so volunteers can report horseshoe crab sightings year round.

Method step description:

  1. Horseshoe crab populations in Long Island Sound have been studied for the past 20 years as part of Project Limulus, a citizen science project that trains volunteers to collect basic data and tag horseshoe crabs during the spring mating season. We at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk have been assisting with Project Limulus for many years, training volunteers and leading tagging nights at our local beach. We have a dedicated group of experienced volunteers that we'd love to continue collecting data outside of the few tagging nights each season. As such we have developed Project Horseshoe using the anecdata platform so volunteers can report horseshoe crab sightings year round.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers e12e4cc2-56b9-4268-9e9d-023fa7447c5f
https://doi.org/10.15468/p62mqk
https://bison.usgs.gov/ipt/resource?r=horseshoe