Horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus)
Horseshoe crabs lay their eggs on beaches from late spring to early summer. The horseshoe crabs arrive on the beach in thousands when the tides are high and the moon is new. A female horseshoe crab buries herself into the sand where she lays nearly 4,000 eggs. She may repeat the process laying over 100,000 eggs in total. Eggs hatch within a month, after which the larvae will enter the water at high tide.
Maine to Mexico
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