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Use of Horseshoe Crab Eggs by Migratory Shorebirds


January 2015 - December 2016


The goal of the research is to enhance our understanding of the relationships between migratory shorebirds, particularly Red Knots, and spawning horseshoe crabs. Our objectives are to survey horseshoe crabs at key sites in South Carolina from March – June of 2015 and 2016.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 10

Scientific Publications: 37

Presentations: 159



Funding Agencies

  • SC DNR


South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Clemson University
  2. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute