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Beachgoers can help biologists monitor spawning horseshoe crabs

March 16, 2012 

These "living fossils" are a vital part of a marine ecosystem as well as important to the biomedical industry. 

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FWC Facts:
Along the Florida coast, sea turtles annually make between 40,000 and 84,000 nests. Females nest every 2-3 years, laying several nests on sandy beaches.

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