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Tying the Knot: How Do Horseshoe Crab and Red Knot Populations Affect Each Other?


This article is from Issue Scientific Models in Adaptive Management - Vol. 17 No. 1.

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In this study, scientists wanted to examine how the harvest of horseshoe crabs in Delaware Bay affects the red knot. The red knot is a migratory bird. The red knot feeds primarily on the eggs of horseshoe crabs during its stopover in Delaware Bay.

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