Instructions & Data Sheets

Horseshoe Crab Spawning Survey Dates and Protocols
Instructions, survey times, and associated data sheets for the 2015 Horseshoe crab spawning season

2015 Spawning Survey Dates  

   May 16, 18, 20 (New moon)   May 31, June 2, 4 (Full moon)

     June 14, 16, 18 (New moon)   June 29, July 1, 3 (Full moon)

Day and night high tides will be surveyed on the above dates. Tidal times are available in PDF format below for General Areas in CT and NY. 

Spawning Survey Protocol and Data Sheet‌                                                                                            ‌‎

Spawning Survey Times by General Area

Please verify the time of high tide at your survey beach prior to the first survey as there could be a slight deviation from the tide chart.  The attached pdf has the spawning survey dates and times for Watch Hill Pt., RI, Groton,  Clinton, Guilford, Branford, New Haven, Milford, Stratford, Fairfield, Norwalk, Stamford, Greenwich, CT and Rye, NY.