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Horseshoe crabs mating in the Delaware Bay of Southern New Jersey. Credits: Wikipedia

Horseshoe crabs at risk of extinction in some parts of the U.S.

These fearsome-looking prehistoric creatures have survived multiple global mass extinction events. The fear, though, is they may not survive us. They’re already endangered in Japan. And recent research shows they appear to be facing extinction in other areas, mostly due to encroachment on their beach habitats, pollution and over harvesting for everything from food to medicine.  

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