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“Wanted” Sighting of Horseshoe Crabs!

These curious ancient animals have been roaming the waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico for over 450 million years. Though they appear dangerous they are quite harmless and are actually more closely related to spiders and scorpions than crabs. Horseshoe crabs are not as common in Pensacola as they are in Panama City …

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Looking Out for Horseshoe Crabs

Horseshoe crabs spawning.Credit: Bill Hall, Univ. Delaware Sea Grant Horseshoe crabs spawning on a beach.Credit: FL Fish & Wildlife Commission The female is the larger of the two horseshoe crabs.Credit: Fotosearch -Stock Photo Spring is here and that can only mean one thing, horseshoe crabs! That’s right it’s horseshoe crab survey time! Each spring the …

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Be on the lookout for horseshoe crabs

 Bill Mahan County Extension Director Franklin bmahan@ufl.edu   Spring is around the corner and that can only mean one thing, horseshoe crabs! That’s right it’s horseshoe crab survey time! Horseshoe crab blood looks blue. Photo Credits: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Each spring the scientists Florida Fish & Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) look for …

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