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John T. Tanacredi,Mark L. Botton,David Smith's Biology and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs PDF

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

ISBN-10: 0387899588

ISBN-13: 9780387899589

Horseshoe crabs, these mysterious historical mariners, lured me into the ocean as a toddler alongside the shores of recent Jersey. interested in their glossy domed shells and spiked tails, i couldn't withstand picking out them up, turning them over and looking at the wondrous mechanical stream 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 devour? Did they consistently circulation round jointly? Why have been a few so huge and others a lot smaller? How outdated have been they, besides? What needs to it think prefer to stay underwater? What else used to be available in the market, down there, within the cool, eco-friendly depths that gave upward thrust to such interesting creatures? the single solution to discover, I reasoned, will be to enter the sea and spot for myself, and so I did, and greater than 60 years later, I nonetheless do.

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