Jacy spent the summer measuring horseshoe crab growth and development under various conditions. She created (literally built) 4 environments and counted/sorted 360 horseshoe crab larvae to get started. The environments included rectangular tanks with natural or clean sand and round tanks with natural or clean sand. While numerous data are still being analyzed (dissolved oxygen, salintity, and temperature), the variables of tank shape and sediment type resulted in the most horseshoe crabs staying alive in the rectangular tanks with natural sediment.
Welcome to Jacy's Wet Lab
Jacy is making sure the air stones are working.
Finding a baby for us to see.
Two month old babies measured in millimeters!
Jacy sharing her research with our scientists...Papa and Josh!