Created By: UF IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station
While horseshoe crabs are not shellfish, exactly, and no one eats them, they are an important part of the ecological setting of Cedar Key. This kiosk explains more information about horseshoe crabs. The beach beyond the panel, the City Park Beach, is an important nesting site for horseshoe crabs. During full and new moon high tides, you might see a large number of horseshoe crabs nesting here. You can help out local research studies by reporting tagged horseshoe crabs, keep an eye out for white numbered discs on the shell. Otherwise, let the crabs be and do not be afraid of them! They are harmless, ancient creatures that are to be admired.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Big Bend Shellfish Trail - Cedar Key (Driving)