The Horseshoe Crab
For many, the horseshoe crab is a childhood acquaintance, first introduced by a fierce-looking shell on a sandy beach.
For ecologists, the horseshoe is an important creature — a vastly adaptable generalist that predates most species on the planet, with a lifecyle that is interlocked with other animals.
For the scientist, the limuli are an intriguing puzzle, offering insights into evolution, bacteria, vision and species- interdependence.
We invite you to explore the website and discover this remarkable creature…
Take a closer look and learn about their incredible age, remarkable eyes, amazing life cycle and more… See Natural History
So, where can you see horseshoe crabs? If you’re looking to find one (or if you’ve just spotted one), take a look at our international sightings maps… See Crab Sightings and let us know if you have a new sighting location.
Explore art from around the world that celebrates the horseshoe crab… Visit Poems, Tales, & Images
For teaching resources, information on sanctuaries, crab counting, or our Just Flip ‘Em program, visit theGet Involved section and discover what you can do to help protect this remarkable creature.
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The Science and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs
Building on the success of the 2011 International Workshop on the Science and Conservation of Asian Horseshoe Crabs held in Hong Kong, and the 2007 International Symposium on the Science and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs held in New York, USA, the third International Workshop on the Science and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs will be held in Sasebo City, Nagasaki, Japan from June 15-19, 2015.
Explore the most comprehensive collection of research and educational material on the world’s four horseshoe crabs species.
It is our goal to compile the most comprehensive collection of research and education material on the world’s four horseshoe crab species ever assembled in one easy to access location. With over 4,000 entries and growing by the day, our upgraded Research section is off to a good start.