Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Did We or Didn’t We?

This Memorial Day weekend, 10 of us came together on the shores of Lewes, DE, our only desire to observe the mating rituals of spawning horseshoe crabs (and, okay, to enjoy a beach vacation in each other’s company, but that was really peripheral).

But horseshoe-crab mating peaked early this year, and the evening tides this past weekend were weak, neap tides at midnight and 1am. Were the horseshoe crabs still tugged shorewards by their burning desire to mate—and if so, did we see them?

And either way, why should you care about the private lives of ancient-looking arthropods?

Stay tuned to learn the answers to all of these questions—and more!

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1 comment:

Anca said...

Peripheral? as in satellite? Just asking.

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