New York Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Network


Welcome to the New York horseshoe crab monitoring network. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program and Stony Brook University are working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to coordinate and implement this project.

The intent of this network is to encourage participants to get involved with our annual horseshoe crab monitoring program on various reference beaches throughout New York’s Marine District. Participants assist with the collection of scientific data that is used to assess the status of horseshoe crabs in NY State, and will help determine the management and conservation of this important species throughout the region.

To learn how to get involved with this program, please click here.

To watch a short-documentary video by WAKE Multimedia that highlighted our monitoring program and the surrounding issues for horseshoe crab management in New York State please click here.

Cornell Cooperative Extension in Suffolk County provides equal program and employment opportunities

Important Notice: Thank you for your interest in the NYS horseshoe crab monitoring program. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 situation, this year’s monitoring season has been postponed until further notice. We are montiroing the situation closely and will update the program website should things change.