Beach restoration after hurricane Sandy creates habitat for horseshoe crabs and birds

Damage by hurricane Sandy; mating horseshoe crabs; and red knot

Outside of Alaska, Delaware Bay has the densest concentration of migrating shorebirds in the Western Hemisphere -and they’re all there to feed on crab eggs! Check out what’s being done to restore beaches after the wake of Sandy.

By removing debris and restoring sand, organizers hope to create hospitable habitat for mating crabs, which will ensure a healthy supply of eggs for migrating birds like the red knot.

Read a summary of the effort…

Get more details from the Wetlands Institute…

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