Orleans with George

The last weekend in June, I went to Orleans on Cape Cod, where I stayed with Boston Sea Rover George Buckley.  We were working on a Limulus and Busycon projects.  The Busycon cavia is the New England whelk or conch and Limulus polyphemus is the horseshoe crab.  While I was there we went to Rock Harbor, Pleasant Bay, and Nauset Beach to find Busycon egg cases and baby Limulus.  We unfortunately did not find any Limulus, but we did find conch egg cases.  We opened the egg cases and counted the tiny conchs, in each case.  The weekend was very interesting and I learned a lot about Limulus, Busycon, and sea shells.