Bits and Pieces of my life
Monday, September 26, 2016
Large horseshoe crab seen on the beach yesterday.....tip of my shoe
Gull and pelicans
shown for reference.
low tide on the intracoastal
Horse shoe crabs are not true crabs, and are more closely related to terrestrial spiders than blue crabs.
Often called "living fossils," horseshoe crabs have existed for more than 300 million years.
Although their spikes and spines may look dangerous, horseshoe crabs are harmless.
Just like other arthropods, horseshoe crabs must molt to grow. They leave their old shells behind and grow a new, larger shell.
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