New York Horseshoe Crab Monitoring Network


Welcome to the New York horseshoe crab monitoring network. Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Marine Program and Stony Brook University are working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to coordinate and implement this project.

The intent of this network is to encourage participants to get involved with our annual horseshoe crab monitoring program on various reference beaches throughout New York’s Marine District. Participants assist with the collection of scientific data that is used to assess the status of horseshoe crabs in NY State, and will help determine the management and conservation of this important species throughout the region.

To learn how to get involved with this program, please click here.

Cornell Cooperative Extension in Suffolk County provides equal program and employment opportunities

Important Notice: Thank you for your interest in the NYS horseshoe crab monitoring program. We are currently planning the 2022 monitoring season and hope to have some limited volunteer participation given the most current information on Covid-19. We will update the program website as soon as possible with more information.