Horseshoe Crabs: An Ancient Wonder of New York and a Great Topic for Environmental Education

  • Don Riepe


There is still much to be done through education since these crabs still suffer from a maligned superstition passed down through generations. Horseshoe crab programs are becoming more popular and each spring both Urban and National Park Rangers, as well as school groups, that visit New York City’s 26 miles of beaches witness the fascinating story of this prehistoric wonder, the ageless horseshoe crab... a true environmental education.


Horseshoe Crab Triassic Period Snowy Egret Shoreline Habitat Great Topic 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Don Riepe
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  1. 1.National Park ServiceJamaica Bay Wildlife RefugeJamaica

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