By John T. Tanacredi,Mark L. Botton,David Smith

Horseshoe crabs, these mysterious historical mariners, lured me into the ocean as a toddler alongside the seashores of latest Jersey. attracted to their glossy domed shells and spiked tails, i couldn't withstand identifying them up, turning them over and looking at the wondrous mechanical move in their glistening legs, articulating with each other as easily because the internal operating of a clock. What was once it wish to be a horseshoe crab, I puzzled? What did they consume? Did they continually stream round jointly? Why have been a few so huge and others a lot smaller? How outdated have been they, besides? What needs to it consider prefer to dwell underwater? What else used to be in the market, down there, within the cool, eco-friendly depths that gave upward push to such exciting creatures? the single option to discover, I reasoned, will be to enter the sea and notice for myself, and so I did, and greater than 60 years later, I nonetheless do.

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