Deep Look

Once a Spawn a Time: Horseshoe Crabs Mob the Beach

Season 8 Episode 14 | 4m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

Horseshoe crabs may look scary, but when it’s springtime in Delaware Bay, millions of these arthropods show they’re lovers, not fighters. They lay masses of blue-green eggs up on the shore. At just the right time, they pop and release the larvae within to the sea.

Aired: 08/30/21

Rating: NR

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