Barcode Long Island Team Asian Shore Crab Group
Barcode Long Island
Research Topic:
Biodiversity & trade
Taxonomic Group Studied:
Animals: Invertebrate


The Effect of the Asian Shore Crab on Biodiversity in Cold Spring Harbor
Amanda Nemshin, Hannah Van Son
Cold Spring Harbor High School,
Jaak Raudsepp


Our project is a cooperative research project with our class and the Cold Spring Harbor DNA Labs. The objective of our project is to use our research and DNA Barcoding to determine how the invasive species of the Asian Shore Crab is affecting the biodiversity of Cold Spring Harbor. Our class took a trip and started our research there. The location of our collection was north of the spit in Cold Spring Harbor, New York right behind James Watson’s house. At our location, we collected different organisms all over the beach and in the water. We then took the organisms we collected and documented them at the Cold Spring Harbor DNA Learning Center. We then used the Davenport Project to compare the species collected a century ago to the species we collected in September. We used taxonomy to identify the different organisms found and plan to use DNA barcoding to confirm our identifications. While we were not able to complete the DNA Barcoding, we did have the help of an entomologist to help


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