Fire Island News: Dr. John Tanacredi – The Horseshoe Crab Whisperer

By Shoshanna McCollum

Dr. John TanacrdiIN CERTAIN CIRCLES, Dr. John Tanacrdi has earned the moniker of "The Horseshoe Crab Guy." Anything you ever wanted to know about horseshoe crabs, this was the man to ask. For over 12 years he was the Chairman of Dowling College's Earth Marine Sciences Department, which earned the college notable prestige over the last decade. Now a professor at Molly College, he is also the director of their Center for Environmental Research and Coastal Monitoring. (CERCOM) However our chat with him made it clear this is a man knowledgeable about many things - in addition to horseshoe crabs!