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Rehoboth Beach in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Ocean Facts

[The Horseshoe Crab]

Ocean Facts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
1. Ocean Facts Marker
Inscription.  In 2002, the horseshoe crab was named the official marine animal of the state of Delaware. The world's largest population of horseshoe crabs is found in the Delaware Bay.
Erected by City of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsWaterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 42.996′ N, 75° 4.57′ W. Marker is in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, in Sussex County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rehoboth Beach DE 19971, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Rehoboth Beach (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Funland (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Giovanni Da Verrazzano (approx. 0.2 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Village Improvement Association (approx. 0.3 miles away); Children's Fishing Pier (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rehoboth Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2020, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 35 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 17, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 2, 2021