Photo of the Day #236: Horseshoe Crab

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Part of the head-shield of a horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus). Fragments of the carapaces of horseshoe crabs littered the entire length of the beach. Photographed May 17, 2008 at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Delaware.


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