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Atlantic Horseshoe Crab

Limulus polyphemus


While surfing at Croatan Beach, horseshoe crabs were scurrying over our feet. In the over 40 years I have lived here, I have NEVER seen a horseshoe crab live in its native habitat. All I have ever seen were molts and live specimens in museums. What a real treat!

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KakyoinNoriaki 6 years ago

Similar too a trilobites

AshleyT 6 years ago

That's awesome to see them in their native habitat!

DanielHernández 6 years ago


Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Lat: 36.78, Long: -76.02

Spotted on Oct 12, 2012
Submitted on Oct 29, 2012

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