Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: South Carolina
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

South Carolina Project

Use of Horseshoe Crab Eggs by Migratory Shorebirds

January 2015 - December 2016


Participating Agencies

  • SC DNR

The goal of the research is to enhance our understanding of the relationships between migratory shorebirds, particularly Red Knots, and spawning horseshoe crabs. Our objectives are to survey horseshoe crabs at key sites in South Carolina from March – June of 2015 and 2016.

Research Publications Publication Date
Takahashi, F., F. Sanders, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2021. Spatial and Temporal Overlap between Foraging Shorebirds and Spawning Horseshoe Crabs (Limulus polyphemus) in the Cape Romain - Santee Delta Region of the U.S. Atlantic Coast. Wilson Journal of Ornithology. | Download October 2021
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Takahashi, Fumika. 2016. Shorebird Utilization of Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) Eggs at Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina. MS Thesis, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. December 2016