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‘Horseshoe Crabs and Velvet Worms,’ by Richard Fortey

Living Fossil The earliest horseshoe crabs were found 450 million years ago as fossils in strata. Many think of them as crabs and crustaceans when in fact they are more related to spiders and scorpions. Under their enormous shell, their bodies also look more like those of spiders.

Living fossils/ dinosaurs, horseshoe crabs were found 450 million years ago as fossils.

Horseshoe crabs spawning at tideline, Delaware Bay, New Jersey

Horseshoe crabs spawning at tideline, Delaware Bay, New Jersey. Unusual for having blue blood, their haemoglobin uses copper instead of iron. Their roe is considered very tasty in many parts of the world- I loathe the texture of it .

Anatomy of the Horseshoe Crab

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Horseshoe Crab Shell Preservation | Horseshoe Crabs

Horseshoe Crab Shell Preservation | Horseshoe Crabs

Horseshoe Crabs......prehistoric creatures that still are

prehistoric creatures that still are. My daughter and I used to find them on the beach. We though we had an amazing find.

Dune Time Arts. All the Horseshoe Crab shells have been found washed up on the beach at Davis Park, Fire Island, NY, their life force long gone from them.  No Horseshoe Crabs have been harmed in the creation of these works of art!

All the Horseshoe Crab shells have been found washed up on the beach at Davis Park, Fire Island, NY, their life force long gone from them. No Horseshoe Crabs have been harmed in the creation of these works of art!

Ernst Haeckel JELLYFISH Art Print Vintage by NaturalistCollection

Aspidonia Illustration Ernst Haeckel in his work Kunstformen der Natur grouped together these specimens, including trilobites (which are extinct) and horseshoe crabs, so the viewer could.

Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus), by Brandon Woo

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