Liana DiNunzio

Shorebird Biologist


Join Liana DiNunzio, Manomet Conservation Sciences’ Shorebird Biologist, for a presentation and Q&A on the importance of horseshoe crab and shorebird conservation efforts along the Massachusetts coast on Friday, June 28th, 7-9pm. This presentation is part of “The Horseshoe Crab: Against All Odds” exhibit.

Horseshoe crabs have existed for more than 400 million years, surviving five mass extinctions. Yet today they are threatened worldwide due to overfishing and loss of spawning habitat. Their blue blood contains an ingredient essential for biomedical testing, resulting in an ever-increasing pressure on their populations.

“The Horseshoe Crab: Against All Odds” exhibit, presented by the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance and Plymouth Center for the Arts, is on display until July 7th. The exhibit and corresponding events (for both children and adults) occurring over International Horseshoe Crab Day (June 20), highlight the lifecycle and ecological importance of horseshoe crabs in the web of life.

This event is free. Learn more and register at the link below: