Faculty Advisor

Robakiewicz, Philip E.


Horseshoe crabs are harvested for a number of commercial reasons. The harvest may have unknown effects on the horseshoe crab population on Cape Cod. This project investigated the sociological aspects involved with the commercial uses and harvest of the horseshoe crab on Cape Cod. Questionnaires were administered at three locations on Cape Cod to assess the public's concerns and opinions relating to the issues surrounding commercial uses of the horseshoe crab.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology