Crab Nebula and crabs
- Sherri and Diana R. pointed this out somewhere else:
With Sun and Venus transiting M-1 Tauri (the Crab Nebula) on the 15th,
and Mars simultaneously, transiting the constellation Cancer the Crab,
we have this.
Mark A. Holmes
--Begin story excerpt.
Restrictions Reduce Horseshoe Crab Fishing
By TIM WACKER
Published: June 15, 2008
[I think this is on the eastern end of Long Island.--MAH]
Conservation and commerce recently collided on a moonlit beach off
Dune Road here when scientists counting horseshoe crabs mating in the
sandy shallows bumped into a fisherman rapidly throwing the same crabs
into his boat.
Terse greetings were exchanged as opposing forces in a growing dispute
headed in the directions they came from.
Horseshoe crab fishermen are seething this spring after the state cut
their daily catch quota to 200 crabs from 500, the first such cut in
several years. Meanwhile, the scientists recommending those
restrictions are pondering new measures as they try to manage the
crabs more effectively.
--End story excerpt.