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The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab: Part 3 (Why Count the Crabs?)

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During horseshoe crab spawning season, volunteers are dispatched along the Mid-Atlantic coast to help scientists track their populations. Learn how citizen scientists track the data to help preserve the horseshoe crab. Part of "The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab" series.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 2 seconds

Line of horseshoe crabs on the beach. Caption: Horseshoe crabs are super helpful.
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 1
1 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Line of horseshoe crabs on the sea floor. Caption: where thousands come ashore during the full moon
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 2
1 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A sand covered horseshoe crab. Caption: ARTHROPODS That means they have an exoskeleton,
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 3
2 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two people walking past a large group of horseshoe crabs. Caption: (woman) We really do have a crab line tonight.
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 4
2 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A woman walking on a board walk. Caption: I am a research scientist by trade.
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 5
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12