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Horseshoe Crabs in the Americas


Horseshoe Crabs in Asia


Horseshoe Crabs in Europe

ERDG in the News


Improving the Luck of the Horseshoe Crab

Global: In the September issue of Laboratory News, Lonza’s Allen Burgenson and Ecological Research and Development Group Founder and Director Glenn Gauvry give the real story behind the acceptance by the major Pharmacopeia of recombinant Factor C assays for endotoxin testing and horseshoe crab conservation. Scroll to Page 13 in the online edition.


Celebrating the life of Dr. Carl N. Shuster, Jr.

Virginia: On May 28, Carl N. Shuster, Jr., Ph.D., renowned “founding father” of horseshoe crab science, died in his Arlington, Virginia home at age 100. read more


ERDG’s Horseshoe Crab Stranding Mitigation Project

Delaware: On May 1st, 2020, for the third year, ERDG in partnership with the community of Pickering Beach and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), installed a 350-foot long temporary barrier across a Northern section of Pickering Beach, so as to prevent spawning horseshoe crabs from becoming stranded in this backwash area. Over the past three years that this program has been in effect, many thousands of horseshoe crabs have been saved. Pickering Beach, Delaware is one of the most productive spawning beaches in the world. This year in keeping with Covid-19 social distancing policies, ERDG’s founder and president Glenn Gauvry and board member Ariane Mueller, over a period of four hours, installed the barrier alone. Next year we look forward to working with our team of volunteers as in years past. Just flip ’em!™ view installation time-lapse


International Horseshoe Crab Day

The members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Horseshoe Crab Specialist Group, of which ERDG is a founding member, invite you to celebrate International Horseshoe Crab Day with us on June 20th, 2020, by educating your community about the importance of this ancient mariner and its habitat, both marine and terrestrial. Unfortunately, Covid-19 social distancing guidelines prohibit most public gatherings. However, the power of social media to connect voices in celebration from around the world, is only limited by our imagination. Over the next few months, and particularly on June 20th, please share your celebration with us and those within your sphere of influence, via your social media formats of choice. Collectively, we can overcome the indifference that too often surrounds this remarkable living being. Begining the end of April, through June 20th, ERDG will be posting songs, poems, tales and images in celebration of the world’s four horseshoe crab species, that we have worked to protect for over 25 years. Please join us. Invitation English & Chinese