Volunteers begin annual count of horseshoe crabs with NYC Parks Department

Posted at 11:36 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 23:36:01-04

For nearly half a billion years, some creatures have called the New York area home.

Limulus polyphemus are older than the dinosaurs.

The NYC Parks Department wants to make sure the horseshoe crabs are still comfortable.

Volunteers joined stewardship outreach representatives to monitor horseshoe crabs along the Brooklyn shoreline.

For information about volunteer opportunities, click on the NYC Parks Department website.