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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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Scientists can determine the age of a fish by counting growth rings, similar to growth rings of a tree, on otoliths, the “inner ear bones” of fish.

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