Horseshoe Crabs Are One Of Natures Greatest Survivors

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PhysOrg2012-01-24:                      These and other indestructible creatures are the topic of a BBC television series starting tomorrow, based on the book Survivors by Natural History Museum fossil expert Richard Fortey. The horseshoe crab and its relatives have been around for at least 450 million years. The most devastating extinction event that they survived has been called the Great Dying and happened around 250 million years ago.  This period had phases of major environmental change, ending with a catastrophic event, which included some of the greatest volcanic activity the world…                     more »


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