Discovery Channel finds Delaware’s horseshoe crab migration

A crew from the Discovery channel will be at Pickering Beach for the rest of this week documenting the migration of the horseshoe crab.

The State News reports the event will be a part of a seven part series documenting wildlife across North America.  The show will debut in August.

The Ecological Research and Development Group calls Pickering Beach the most productive spawning beach in the world during May and June.  Each year the female horseshoe crab will lay 100,000 eggs, but only 33 will survive for longer than a year.

The horseshoe crab is a significant part of biomedical and other types of research.

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