Horseshoe crab tagging with the American Littoral Society | Sea Change

May 11, 2023

Unveiling the secrets of the horseshoe crab's resilience

This episode is a reunion of sorts. Jenna is joined by her old colleagues, Quinn Whitesall McHerro and Shane Godshall, from the American Littoral Society's restoration team. The three discuss several projects the restoration team is working on in the Mid-Atlantic region as well as the importance of maintaining healthy populations of a species that has been on Earth for at least 445 million years, the horseshoe crab.

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Jenna Valente

A passion for conservation and appreciation for the natural world was engrained in Jenna at a young age. Her father was in the Coast Guard. This meant she always had the fortune of living near the ocean, including Hawaii, Washington State, and Maine. Both of her parents encouraged her to spend the majority of her time outside. As a result, she finds that she is most comfortable barefoot and exploring the coast, countryside, or mountains. Her favorite thing about the ocean is the sheer power of it all. Jenna joined the American Littoral Society as the Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator from the Chesapeake Research Consortium where she was a member of the communications staff and focused on building the brand of the program and ensure the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Jenna completed her Executive Master of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech in 2015 and also has her Bachelors in Communication and Journalism from the University of Maine.