Sunday, August 7, 2016

Horseshoe Crab.........

This is a Horseshoe Crab. It can be found along the Delaware Bay Beach about May. They come ashore to mate. I mean thousands of them come ashore. They make quite a mess and stench. If they don't make it back to the bay, they die. Several trucks have to go along the beach later on and pick them all up. It is a several days job, just on the Slaughter Beach, DE. area. The dead crabs were then used to make fertilizer in the 1990s. I tell you this, because my son was out beach combing one day and he found one of them. That in itself, is not a big deal. But in the debris that washed up with the tide, he found one that is only 1/4 of an inch big. It is perfect in every respect. It was immediately put in a plastic display case so it would not break or get lost.
Till next time........

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