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NOAA Webinar: Blue Blood, Green Eggs, and Red Knots: The Amazing Story of the Horseshoe Crab

May 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Chris Petrone, NOAA’s Delaware Sea Grant
Sponsored by: NOAA

About 20 million years ago, the horseshoe crab, as we know it today, evolved. Members of Family Limulidae, which include four extant species of horseshoe crabs, have relatives—the trilobites—that existed on Earth over 500 million years ago! In North America, just one species of horseshoe crabs crawls upon the seafloor eating small clams, crustaceans, worms, and algae. Horseshoe crabs, which are more closely related to scorpions and spiders than true crabs, are incredibly important to the environment and humans. Join us to learn more about this incredible animal and develop your own “Limulus Love.” The webinar will last about 45-60 minutes with moderated questions and answers throughout. This webinar will be recorded and posted afterward. (Grades 2nd-6th but all ages will enjoy)

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May 29, 2020
11:00 am - 12:00 pm