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Life History and Behaviour

Life History and Behaviour

What happens if a horseshoe crab is overturned?

[A horseshoe crab is using its long tail to overturn itself.]
[A horseshoe crab is using its long tail to overturn itself.]
[A horseshoe crab is using its long tail to overturn itself.]
[A horseshoe crab is using its long tail to overturn itself.]
A horseshoe crab is using its long tail to overturn itself.
If a horseshoe crab gets upside down in surf and gets stranded on a beach, it uses the long tail to turn over. However, if it can't turn over quickly, it will dry up and subsequently die.
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