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May: Horseshoe Crabs--A Timeless Design
Episode 812th May 2021 • Chesapeake Almanac • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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May is the beginning of horseshoe crab spawning season on the Chesapeake Bay. They come into the shallows by the thousands to breed and lay their eggs. They are the oldest animal design with which we have contact in the Chesapeake. In this episode, John Page Williams takes a look at the reproductive cycle and history of these curious critters.

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These readings are from John Page Williams, Jr.'s book, Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay through the Seasons. The publication is available in print at Content copyright © John Page Williams, Jr. All rights reserved.