Cesar Rodriguez period 3
The young horseshoe crabs can be found offshore on the sandy ocean floor of tidal flats. Adult horseshoe crabs feed deeper in the ocean (high tide) until they return to the beach to spawn (sandy beach). Can bee seen along the east and gulf coast of USA and Mexico.
Special Body Adaptations
Their blood is blue which coagulates when it encounters bacteria , they can 'wall up' any wounds.
Horse Shoe Crabs like to dine on worms and clams.
How does it eat
It uses its chelicera and the sensitive bristles on its legs to feel for food under the muck.
- Loggerhead turtles
- Humans ( used as eel bait and conch)
- NWF, Initials. N.p.. Web. 10 Mar 2014. <http://www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Wildlife-Library/Invertebrates/Horseshoe-Crab.asp&xgt;.
- Natural History Museum, . N.p.. Web. 10 Mar 2014. <http://www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2012/january/horseshoe-crabs-are-one-of-natures-great-survivors107816.html>.
The horse shoe crab has blue blood