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Drexel Siok, environmental scientist at Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve, holds a horseshoe crab that's been tagged on Kitts Hummock Beach near Dover, Del. During the annual count volunteers make a note if they find a tagged crab. Researchers then use the information to learn where crabs are moving over time. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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It's Spawning Season: Are Horseshoe Crabs Down For the Count?

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