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The prehistoric looking Horseshoe Crab is said to be around 300 million years old. Their spawning season takes place on Sandy Hook each year around late May to early June peaking around the new and full moons. The larger female carries 10,000's of eggs and digs into the sand to lay them while the smaller males fertilize the eggs.

For more information about the Horseshoe Crab see http://www.ocean.udel.edu/horseshoecrab/

Categories & Keywords
Category:Animals
Subcategory:Marine Life
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Keywords:Crab, Hook, Horseshoe, Sandy, Spawning

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