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

ISBN-10: 0387899588

ISBN-13: 9780387899589

Horseshoe crabs, these mysterious old mariners, lured me into the ocean as a baby alongside the shorelines of latest Jersey. attracted to their glossy domed shells and spiked tails, i couldn't withstand picking out them up, turning them over and looking at the wondrous mechanical flow in their glistening legs, articulating with each other as easily because the internal operating of a clock. What used to be it wish to be a horseshoe crab, I puzzled? What did they consume? Did they continually movement round jointly? Why have been a few so huge and others a lot smaller? How previous have been they, besides? What needs to it consider wish to stay underwater? What else used to be available in the market, down there, within the cool, eco-friendly depths that gave upward push to such fascinating creatures? the one strategy 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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