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Oct. 6 Webinar: Horseshoe Crab Watch

An MRC Lunch & Learn Webinar

October 6, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Attendance is free.

Watch our Lunch & Learn Webinar, “Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch — Linked with Limulus,” with Holly Abeels. Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch (FHCW) is a citizen science program established along Florida’s coast in 2015. See below for video from this event.

In 2015, FWC FWRI and the University of Florida launched the FHCW program. This citizen science initiative trains volunteers to assist biologists in surveying, tagging, and resighting Florida’s nesting horseshoe crab populations using a standardized scientific protocol.

The program has been so successful that FWC expanded their efforts to a statewide level, which included Brevard County in 2019. This Lunch & Learn presentation will talk about the importance of this program, what kinds of data citizen scientists collect for this program, and how you can get involved.

Florida residents and visitors can take an active role in conservation by reporting fish and wildlife observations with the FWC Reporter app.

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The seminar will end with a live Q&A session, but we also recommend that participants email their questions in advance to the MRC’s Nicole Broquet at by October 2.

This is a free virtual event, but you must register to receive the Zoom link and login information. If you are unable to register, we will be live streaming the event through the MRC’s Facebook page. Register today using the button below and be ready to wear your comfy pants, have your lunch, and learn from home.

About Our Presenter

Holly Abeels, Horseshoe Crab Watch/Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent, University of Florida IFAS Extension Office in Brevard CountyHolly Abeels has been the Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent for the University of Florida IFAS Extension Office in Brevard County since 2010. She has a Master of Science degree in environmental science from Florida Gulf Coast University. Her programs include teaching the Florida Master Naturalist Program, working with communities to address climate change and sea level rise, and working with volunteers on projects like the Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch.

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch - Linked with Limulus

This virtual event is free but you must register to receive the Zoom link and login information. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. MRC’s Lunch & Learn Webinar series is a long-standing and cherished social offered to the East Central Florida coast region, and is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit