Recognizing its great importance and value, the horseshoe crab was designated as Delaware's official marine animal on June 25, 2002.

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Sen. Hocker Sends Letter
to Del. Business Leaders

A legislatively-mandated task force has concluded that starting the school year after Labor Day would provide an economic boost to resort destinations such as Rehoboth Beach, above, and the entire state. Sen. Gerald Hocker, a leading advocate of the initiative, has sent a letter to members of the state’s business community, seeking their continued support. To read the letter, go to