Horseshoe Crabs of New Jersey

Wednesday, Apr 2, 2014

A video about the struggles and importance of Horseshoe Crabs off the coast of New Jersey.

 Conserving Horseshoe Crabs in the Delaware Bay

A video about the struggles and importance of Horseshoe Crabs off the coast of New Jersey.  Horseshoe crabs have been around longer than dinosaurs. Of the few remaining species of Horseshoe Crabs, 90% of one type live along the mid-atlantic coast in the U.S. They are an important part of the eco-system, because they are a food source for sea turtles and Sandpipers.

A film by: Dan Bernstein, Christina Healy, Chelsea Parker and Lauren Song

This short film is one of several produced by students at Princeton University in an undergraduate course in Community Ecology (EEB 321) taught by Rob Pringle, assistant professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The students were assisted by graduate students Tyler Coverdale and Matthew Lutz. As part of the lab component of the class, students worked in teams to produce short animated videos about a conservation topic of their choice. The videos were inspired by Casey Dunn's CreatureCast project.

More videos from the class can be found on YouTube here.