Volunteers should dress to get wet, have a change of clothes, bug spray, and flashlights or head lamps. A limited amount of chest waders, drills, and 2 5/32 bits can be provided. A tagging packet containing data sheets, pens, ruler or measuring board, clipboard, health and safety form, tags, informational packets, and a membership brochure will be provided. Volunteers must be trained and learn about the biology and importance of horseshoe crabs prior to tagging live crabs.
The same beaches from past years will be surveyed to include Memorial Park Beach in Neptune City, L Street Beach in Belmar, the Marina on Riverside Drive (2 sites), and S. Riverside Drive (2 sites). Only staff or experienced volunteers will be allowed to tag at the Hillside Avenue site (if accessible). In all, up to 7 sites may be surveyed in 2022.
Meeting place is currently located at the pavilion in Memorial Park, Neptune City, New Jersey. Closest address to meeting location is 26 Myron Avenue in Neptune City. Scheduled meeting times are ½ hour prior to high tide in Shark River Hills to allow for training and assignment of beach.
Registration Link: https://www.littoralsociety.org/shark-river-crab-tag-may-29.html
Location: Memorial Park (Nearest address given below), 26 Myron Ave, Neptune City, NJ 07753, USA