Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 - 8:30pm
Underwater in Salem Sound Lecture Series:
"Horseshoe Crabs - The Ancient Blue Bloods"
Presenter: Dr. Sara Grady, Watershed Ecologist,
North & South Rivers Watershed Association
Abbot Public Library lower level meeting room,
235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead, MA 01915
Free and Open to the Public
Horseshoe crabs are unique and prehistoric creatures whose populations have declined over the past few decades due to overharvest for bait. Come learn how they are not really crabs at all, how their blue blood helps keep us all safe from infection, their shift from a bad reputation for eating clams to a good reputation for aerating our mudflats, and what state and federal fisheries management are doing to try to monitor and protect them. More info on our calendar.
Thank you, Ted Maney, presenter on "On the Rocks - Life Underwater" Wednesday, February 25.
Check out our new marine debris campaign funded by NOAA Marine Debris Prevention through Education and Outreach
with a Gift to Salem Sound Coastwatch
Learn more about the programs your donation will be supporting.
SSCW is a
Donations to SSCW are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
2014 International Coastsweep
Salem Sound Coastwatch coordinated beach and river cleanups in Beverly, Salem, Marblehead, Peabody, and Swampscott.
115 volunteers picked up 845 lbs of trash from 12 locations which included over 5,400 cigarette butts.
Some unusual finds were the lower half of a manikin, Christmas lights, eyeglasses, and rugs. We also found a car key and a class ring. Both were return to their owners.
Thank you to all who helped clean our coastline.
Read about Salem Sound Coastwatch
in the July 2014 North Shore Magazine
Shore Corps - Salem Sound Coastwatch.
Go to Page 100 - 105.
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