The Amazing Horseshoe

An ancient species, astonishingly adaptable, and important to our current ecology-- the horseshoe crab continues to fascinate those who watch their yearly migration to the beaches. But the animal is even more intriguing when one takes a closer look:

Did you know...

The horseshoe crab has TEN eyes and can see UV light?

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in Anatomy

They predate flying insects, the dinosaurs and man?

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in Crab Species

Their blood protects them (and us) from infection?

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in Medical Uses

The horseshoes you see on beaches are
ALL adults?

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in Lifecycle

They're essential to migratory birds on the East Coast?

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Delaware Bay is the world's largest spawning ground for horseshoes?

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in Spawning

Photography courtesy of ©Frans Lanting, Glenn Gauvry, and the National Aquarium in Baltimore -