CHARLESTON, SC (WCBD) – It is mating season for horseshoe crabs and that means you are likely to see more of them ashore.
Spring is spawning season for the coastal creature and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is hoping you will help flip a crab when you see one overturned.
Strong waves can knock horseshoe crabs on their backs leaving them stranded to die.
SCDNR is also asking people to report sightings here.
SCDNR is collecting data during spawning season to see where horseshoe crabs are showing up and to better understand the animal.