Alien-like and creepy-looking as they seem, horseshoe crabs are simply amazing. They arent really crabs at all; they are actually related to spiders and scorpions. They are also the oldest and one of the most fascinating “living fossils” in the world. Horseshoe crabs have been around since the age of dinosaurs so what you see on the shorelines is an animal you would see if dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
Here’s a cool article about about a fossilized track and horseshoe crab found recently.
‘Death march’ of ancient horseshoe crab fossilized.
Credit to photo: Amanda Sherman