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Beachgoers help scientists study birds

Millions of shorebirds rely on protein-rich horseshoe crab eggs as fuel for their migration. But the overharvesting of horseshoe crabs spells trouble for the birds.

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Biologists Mandy Dey and Larry Niles work with volunteers to study the impacts. They train citizen scientists to count, weigh and tag animals. This data guides policies to protect horseshoe crabs and the shorebirds that depend on them.

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