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Sandy Damage Threatens Horseshoe Crabs and Migratory Shorebirds

WNYC News – The storm dispersed what  need most to lay eggs – sand. “Sandy was so violent that it pushed sand well in, or out to sea,” said independent biologist Larry Niles, working with the American Littoral Society. Without abundant levels of horseshoe crab eggs, migratory birds that eat the eggs during spring stopovers to Arctic breeding grounds will suffer.  Especially the threatened Red Knot. continued