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Our Ancient Mariner; the Horseshoe Crab

This is a very old, ancient creature. Fossil records suggest they may have existed, in the present form they are now, 450 million years ago.  This predates the fish and dinosaur fossils.  Once found in several oceans and seas, today they are found along the eastern seaboard of the United States and along the Pacific …

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