Pic Of The Day #1170

They were here long before we were (Photo/Lauri Weiser)

9 responses to “Pic Of The Day #1170

  1. Actually prehistoric. Wikipedia: Given their origin 450 million years ago, horseshoe crabs are considered living fossils. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseshoe_crab

  2. June Vreeland Maier

    I’ve Also been to beaches on the West Coast, Europe, & Africa, Where there were creatures unknown to me. but I’ve never seen horseshoe crabs like at Compo Beach in my youth.
    Saugatuck Elementary KG 1947 or 48
    Bedford ES 5Th & 6th
    Bedford Jr H 7th- 9th

  3. Jonathan Maddock

    They look so menacing, and yet they are so benign. I think I must have been shown a horseshoe crab at a very early age, as they bring-up feelings of beach enjoyment. As a boy I remember picking them up by their tails to stare at them.

  4. Carol Waxman

    Please do not turn over the horseshoe crabs when you see them at the edge
    of the water upside down.

    • Why, Carol? I remember running around as a kid, teen, young adult w/my sister flipping as many back over as possible to “save them”- did we do wrongly? Thank you.

  5. Pamela Cornfield

    Does anyone else see the face with beard/mustache and helmet?

    • Reto Jenal

      Definitely… a cross between heads of a Klingon and a Caribbean pirate!

  6. Art Lohman

    Not only horseshoe crabs, but
    does anyone remember the
    starfish invasion on South
    beach in the early seventies?
    Seemingly thousands of them
    covered the rocks one day and
    were gone the next.

  7. Paul Lowenstein

    That was my first thought! And the squinting eyes!