News tagged with horseshoe crabs

'Living fossil' crabs mysteriously dying in Japan

Hundreds of horseshoe crabs—known as "living fossils" as they are among the earth's oldest creatures—have washed ashore dead in southern Japan, confounding experts who study the alien-like sidewalkers.

dateSep 15, 2016 in Ecology
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Humans threaten Asian horseshoe crabs

Human activity is affecting the population of Asian horseshoe crabs in the state of Sabah in Malaysia, possibly by disrupting the male to female ratio – that is the conclusion of a study that surveyed two populations of ...

dateJun 22, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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