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Ohio - Giant Horshoe CrabThis giant horseshoe crab stands at 24ft tall and 68ft long, and was originally built for the Baltimore Maritime Museum. For reasons unknown the crab eventually was transported to the Freedom Worship Baptist Church in Blanchester, Ohio where it now stands outside as the churches mascot.

Ohio - Giant Horshoe CrabThis giant horseshoe crab stands at 24ft tall and 68ft long, and was originally built for the Baltimore Maritime Museum. For reasons unknown the crab eventually was transported to the Freedom Worship Baptist Church in Blanchester, Ohio where it now stands outside as the churches mascot.

What does the World's Largest Horseshoe Crab, in Blanchester, OH, have to do with the Twilight movies? http://gobigorgohomeblog.com/2245

What does the World's Largest Horseshoe Crab, in Blanchester, OH, have to do with the Twilight movies? http://gobigorgohomeblog.com/2245

largest horseshoe crab | Still life: Giant horseshoe crabs invade Naples Beach » Marco Eagle

largest horseshoe crab | Still life: Giant horseshoe crabs invade Naples Beach » Marco Eagle

A Story of a Living Fossil; Horseshoe crabs are simple primitive creatures which haven't changed much in over 400 million years.  Science believes they have survived the eons for several reasons: i.e.the shape and size of their exoskeleton shield * * they can go a year without food * * they adapt to high salt environments and extreme temperatures * * their unique blood protects them from infection

A Story of a Living Fossil; Horseshoe crabs are simple primitive creatures which haven't changed much in over 400 million years. Science believes they have survived the eons for several reasons: i.e.the shape and size of their exoskeleton shield * * they can go a year without food * * they adapt to high salt environments and extreme temperatures * * their unique blood protects them from infection

"Thousands of Horseshoe Crabs storm the beach at sunset on the Delaware Bay, New Jersey"  by Joseph Rossbach.

"Thousands of Horseshoe Crabs storm the beach at sunset on the Delaware Bay, New Jersey" by Joseph Rossbach.

With fossils dating back to nearly 350 million years ago, it’s hard to believe that our favorite shoreline friends were once crawling across the oceans floor the same time dinosaurs were around. These sea creatures have adapted to their ecosystems over the eons and still remained ultimately unchanged. Their flexible exoskeleton (made of chitin) has

With fossils dating back to nearly 350 million years ago, it’s hard to believe that our favorite shoreline friends were once crawling across the oceans floor the same time dinosaurs were around. These sea creatures have adapted to their ecosystems over the eons and still remained ultimately unchanged. Their flexible exoskeleton (made of chitin) has

HORSESHOE CRABS - sometimes considered fossils, they are not crabs, not even crustaceans (lack antennae). Their tail is not used for stinging, despite what it looks. They have blue blood and their babies can swim upside down.

10 Hard-Shelled Facts About Horseshoe Crabs

HORSESHOE CRABS - sometimes considered fossils, they are not crabs, not even crustaceans (lack antennae). Their tail is not used for stinging, despite what it looks. They have blue blood and their babies can swim upside down.

Horseshoe crabs spawning at tideline, Delaware Bay, New Jersey

Horseshoe crabs spawning at tideline, Delaware Bay, New Jersey

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