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Dead or Alive?

Dead or Alive?

October 7, 2018

Horseshoe crabs must shed their hard outer shell, or exoskeleton, to grow, typically molting more than 15 times over the course of a decade before they are fully grown and able to reproduce. Their abandonned shells are a relatively common sight on many U.S. East Coast beaches. Horseshoe crabs were just one of numerous topics on the agenda for the 2018 WHOI Ocean Science Journalism Fellows. Every year, the journalists selected for the fellowship spend a week in Woods Hole talking with researchers and engineers and getting a behind-the-scenes look at WHOI research and technology. (Photo by Autumn Brown, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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