The Horseshoe Crab: Swift Sailor

photograph by Tony Oppersdorff text by Kyrill Schabert Spawning in Midcoast Maine starts late May and continues much of the summer. The smaller males attach by claspers and fertilize eggs just after deposition, before the female buries them in the sand. The newly hatched larvae resemble trilobites, to which horseshoe crabs are distantly related.  ~~~ […]