Sunday, January 10, 2016

Birds Do It, Bees Do It

Mating Pair Horseshoe Crabs, Prime Hook, DE, 2014

And yes, even marine arthropods do it.  A fair number of crabs die during this activity, they become overturned by the surf and then it's curtains for them.  Beachcombers are asked to simply right the floundering animals.  I can't tell you how many of these crabs we flipped back over.  I hope they were more successful in their later attempts to fertilize those eggs.


Julie said...

Those poor crabs. Mother Nature has a strange sense of humor.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

And yet they've somehow survived for hundreds of millions of years!