23 Mar '12, 6pm

Green Blog: A Shorebird, a Crab and a Call to Action: The red knot always fills up on horseshoe crab eggs in Del...

Associated Press A red knot, center, among ruddy turnstones and sanderlings on the Delaware Bay shoreline in Middle Township, N.J. The red knot has begun its 9,300-mile migration from its wintering areas in the Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego regions of Argentina to its mating grounds in the Canadian Arctic. Like clockwork, the shorebird makes a crucial two-week stop each May in Delaware Bay; it is estimated that nearly 90 percent of the entire red knot population of can be found there on a single May day. The bird’s annual arrival coincides with horseshoe crab spawning. Crab eggs are essential to the red knot, which consumes enough to double its body weight and gain the strength to complete the nonstop last leg of the journey north. Around 2000, it became clear to scientists that the red knot population was crashing, possibly because of accelerated commercial harvesting of...

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Associated Press A red knot, center, among ruddy turnstones and sanderlings on the Delaware Bay shoreline in Middle Townsh...

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Associated Press A red knot, center, among ruddy turnstones and sanderlings on the Delaware Bay shoreline in Middle Townsh...

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