Tag: Delaware Bay

November 17, 2022

Ban extended on female horseshoe crab harvest

Regulators have extended a ban on harvesting female horseshoe crabs from the Delaware Bay amid concerns that lifting it could harm the declining red knot (Calidris canutus), a migrating shorebird...

June 16, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine search runs on horseshoe crab blood

Testing for dangerous bacteria called endotoxins in vaccines and other medicines has long relied on a component in horseshoe crab blood. That includes the search for a vaccine for COVID-19....

June 6, 2019

Migrating birds missing critical food source in Delaware Bay

Migratory birds making their traditional refueling stopover in Delaware Bay found scarce food quantities on their annual trip to their summer breeding grounds in the Canadian Arctic. Annual surveys conducted...