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Outdoors news and notes: Aid study of spawning horseshoe crabs

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HElp Spy on those frisky Horseshoe crabS

This spring, mating horseshoe crabs will gather at sandy beaches across the state. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute need help from the public to identify their spawning areas. The best time to find spawning horseshoe crabs is around high tide, just before, during or after a new moon (May 3) or full moon (May 17). The FWC asks beachgoers to report the number of horseshoe crabs they see and whether they are mating. Go to MyFWC.com/contact and follow the link to fill out an online survey; e-mail findings to horseshoe@MyFWC.com; or call the FWC at (866) 252-9326.

Let loose the inner marine explorer

The FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute will host its free open house (100 8th Ave. S.E., St. Petersburg) called MarineQuest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There are hands-on learning experiences, touch tanks, live critters, face painting and crafts. For information, go to www.myfwc.com/research.

Things to do

Bend a rod, or learn how to

• Parade of boats for the Race to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. 9 a.m. today off the Pier in downtown St. Petersburg. Race starts at 10 a.m.

• The Rotary Club of Clearwater kingfish tournament. Captains meeting, 7 tonight, Clearwater Yacht Club. Fishing, 7 a.m. Saturday. Entry fee: $350 per boat. Information: www.clearwaterrotary.org.

• Bass fishing tournament to benefit the Susan G. Komen Cancer Research Center, May 7, from Anderson Park boat ramp on Lake Tarpon. Fishing, sunup to 3 p.m. Entry fee: $110 per boat. Information: (727) 515-3824.

• Saltwater fishing class, eight weeks beginning May 11, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Betts Fishing Center in Largo. Information: Call Dave Zalewski, (727) 397-8815.

Rodney Page, Times staff writer

Tide adjustments

The charts show the rise and fall of tides measured in feet and plots the tides on a one-week timeline. Times and depth may vary depending on weather conditions. You can compute the tides from these adjustments:

North (Anclote River) High Low

Anclote Key (south end) -01:37 -00:47

Bayport +01:13 +01:39

Cedar Key +01:16 +01:03

Crystal River, Florida Power +01:13 +01:33

Hudson, Hudson Creek +00:06 +00:01

Indian Rocks Beach (inside) +00:19 +00:10

North (Anclote River) High Low

Mangrove Point, Crystal Bay +01:34 +01:54

Pithlachascotee River +00:18 +00:52

St. Joseph Sound -00:34 -00:42

Steinhatchee River entrance +01:33 +01:32

Suwannee River entrance +01:22 +01:21

Withlacoochee River entrance +01:23 +01:58

South (The Pier) High Low

Anna Maria, pier -02:10 -02:19

Egmont Key, Egmont channel -02:15 -03:20

Gandy Bridge +00:59 +00:57

Gulfport, Boca Ciega Bay -01:32 -01:05

John's Pass, Boca Ciega Bay -02:14 -02:04

Madeira Beach Causeway -01:32 -01:45

Mullet Key Channel (Skyway) -02:03 -02:01

South (The Pier) High Low

Pass-a-Grille Beach -01:34 -01:30

Pinellas Point -00:22 -00:29

Redfish Point, Manatee River -00:30 -00:14

Safety Harbor +01:32 +01:34

Sarasota Bay -01:38 -00:58

Corey Causeway -01:18 -00:44

Venice Inlet (inside) -02:02 -01:38

Outdoors news and notes: Aid study of spawning horseshoe crabs 04/28/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 28, 2011 6:55pm]
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