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Workshop on horseshoe crabs set May 25

May 20, 2014
Source: Submitted A young scientist investigates the underside of a horseshoe crab.

Just as the warm spring weather is bringing tourists back to Delaware’s beaches, it’s also bringing back another,  more mysterious creature. The public is invited to join state park naturalists to explore what is often called “Delaware’s living fossil,” the horseshoe crab, at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 25, at Delaware Seashore State Park.

In this hands-on program, participants will learn all about this arthropod’s ancient history, its close relation to spiders and scorpions, and its important role in the medical field.

The cost for this program is $4 per person. No registration is required.

The Indian River Life-Saving Station is on Route 1, 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach and 1.5 miles north of the Indian River Inlet. For more information, contact the Indian River Life-Saving Station at 302-227-6991 or go to destateparks.com.

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