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Horseshoe Crab Spawning Habitat Identification Form

The NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife, is asking the public's help in identifying horseshoe crab spawning habitat in the state's inlets and bays. By completing and submitting this form you will assist in the management of this species which is critical to the survival of hundreds of thousands of shorebirds as they migrate to Arctic breeding grounds each spring.

As with all surveys, the information you provide is confidential. (See the "Privacy Notice" for state policy on submitted information).

For more information on shorebirds, please visit our Shorebird Information page.

Identification of Horseshoe Crab Spawning Habitat in the Inlets and Bays of New Jersey

NAME DATE (mm-dd-yy)

ADDRESS 1
ADDRESS 2

CITY STATE ZIP

TELEPHONE: (home) (work)

LOCATION OF HABITAT (be specific - maximum of 255 characters)
Characters remaining:

TIME OBSERVED

STAGE OF TIDE

NUMBER OF HORSESHORE CRABS OBSERVED

APPROX. SIZE OF SPAWNING LOCATION IN:
LENGTH (feet) OR AREA (square feet)

PLACE OF SPAWNING

TYPE OF HABITAT

WAS THIS YOUR FIRST OBSERVATION OF CRABS IN THIS AREA? YES NO

IF NOT, ANY OTHER DETAILS (limit of 255 characters)
Characters remaining:

This report will provide information for use by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Fish and Wildlife, in mapping horseshoe crab spawning habitat throughout the state. Thank you for your participation.

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Department of Environmental Protection
P. O. Box 402
Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Last Updated: April 29, 2005