Save NY Harbor Horseshoe Crabs

What’s the problem? There are few current protections in place and horseshoe crab populations are just a small fraction of what they should be. One giant misstep or few smaller mistakes over time and horseshoe crabs could disappear from New York Harbor, including Raritan Bay, Sandy Hook Bay and nearby tidal waters. 

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We Need More Ribbed Mussels

Although ribbed mussels are edible, you have to be really hungry to eat one. The meat is rubbery and tough to chew. The meat can also be loaded with organic bacteria, which gives it a slightly metallic taste. Thus, unlike the blue mussel, people do not commonly eat ribbed mussels.  Yet, the qualities that make ribbed mussels so difficult to eat are the perfect indigents to improve water quality and keep wetlands happy and healthy.

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Little Leviathans in NY Harbor

People have long had a fascination and attraction to whales. Similar to California’s Giant Sequoias, whales tell the story of America and our conflicted relationship with nature. Whales are big, beautiful, powerful, awe-inspiring, inquisitive, intuitive, smart and sentient.  Simply put, whales are awesome! But you don’t need to drive all the way up to New England to enjoy an awe-inspiring whale-watching cruise. All you have to do is just make your way to Queens, New York to see the many juvenile humpback whales that call New York Harbor and surrounding oceans waters home during most of the year.

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