I’ve just learned that the best event of the summer – if you like the full moon, citizen science, horseshoe crabs, and moonlight rituals, at least – is happening this Saturday night at an undisclosed location in the ocean:
I’m not totally sure what I’m getting you into by suggesting that you go, but if my own experiences with this project is any example, you can expect to:
- Wade into the ocean on a moonlit beach,
- Learn a lot about how these animals work by catching a few,
- Help scientists monitor their populations, and if you’re lucky,
- Catch a tagged crab and get a sweet pin for calling it in.
For details, including on convenient transportation to and from Union Pool, check out the website http://fullmoonhorseshoe.com/.