The fascinating story of nature's amazing ability to create fragile connections among the most unexpected creatures. See how a small shorebird instinctively times its migration to coincide with the annual spawning of the horseshoe crab.
This was an excellent, all too short documentary on the intermingled destinys of the red knot, a small shorebird that annually migrates from Antartica to the Artic, including a stop off at the Delaware Bay, and the horseshoe crab. The knots come to the bay to feast on horseshoe crab eggs that are deposited in the sand by the annual mating of horseshoe crabs, Declining numbers of crabs, due to human development and harvesting and habitat disappearence, have caused knot populations to shrink too. Fortunaetly conservation efforts may be having an effect but the long-term survival of the red know is still bleak. This documentary should seen in conjunction with reading "The Narrow Edge.: A Tiny Bird, an Ancient Crab and an Epic Journey," Deborah Cramer's 2015 book on the same topic.