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    typical crab, but isn’t. This crab seems to be more sophisticated. Most people wouldn’t think of the horseshoe crab, which dates back to about 400 million years ago, 200 million years before the dinosaurs existed. The horseshoe crab marvelous reign may come to an end because we are interacting with these fascinating creatures. Humans should not interact with these magnificent creatures because interacting with these creatures can cause the decrease in other endangered species which provide jobs for many ornithologists (bird watchers), implementing human structures can lead to the downfall of the horseshoe crabs, and lastly, using horseshoe crabs as eel and conch bait will lead to the…

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    Horseshoe crabs are an important part of the ecology of coastal communities. During the nesting season, especially in the Mid-Atlantic States, horseshoe crab eggs become the major food source for migrating birds. Over 50% of the diet of many shorebird species consists of horseshoe crab eggs. Many bird species in Florida have been observed feeding on horseshoe crab eggs. In addition, many fish species rely on horseshoe crab eggs for food. Horseshoe crabs are currently exploited in three…

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    Case Study: Horseshoe Crab

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    - There is a high degree of mineralization CaCo3 in the form of calcite - Contains fibers that bundle and form in a twisted plywood helical structure Horseshoe Crab The horseshoe crab has a composite of 3 layers: 1) Exterior shell - similar to crab but no mineral phase 2) Intermediate layer – vertical laminate 3) Inner core - open cell foam structure that is hollow in the middle Sheep crab The sheep crab shell is made of highly dense tubules that help enhance toughness. They also have a high…

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    Salinity In Earth Harbor

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    The age score used in the field consisted of three categories (1-3). A horseshoe crab was marked as (1) if its eyes were still very clear, and if its prosoma showed no signs of epibionts, had a lustrous sheen to it and a mottled pattern of black colored lines. A horseshoe crab marked as (2) had obvious mating scars if female, had some epibionts, and while it still showed a lustrous carapace, it was starting to show wear and tear, the mottling was not as apparent and the eyes were also not quite…

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    Beach, but sometimes popular isn’t always best. Beaches are about experiencing nature, without all the hustle and bustle of the modern world. And sometimes to do this, you need to escape a little further. There is a place that is perfect for this. Horseshoe Beach. It is located three hours north of Dade City, in a place called Dixie County, quietly tucked away from the rest of the world. It sits on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico and is patched with wetlands, brushy woods, and small beaches.…

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    Blacksmithing History

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    Have you ever been bewildered about what life was like on a Texas plantation? After reading this you will hopefully have solved some of those absurd mysteries. What was life truly like as a slave? How did the ancients endure? How do you get tools when you can’t go to the store? Well, if you needed any weapons in the past, you would generally go to the blacksmith. Blacksmithing is a fascinating job that keeps the culture of medieval castles and knights alive. Understanding blacksmithing is a…

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    presentations, about rainforests and rainforest animals. I did my presentation on the King Cobra and made a scale model snake out of foam pipe. I named it Arthur. During Second grade, I also wrote a paper on camouflage in the natural world. This was done in creative writing, and took most of the year to complete. Till this day I still wish I had a copy of it. And then of course, I would be amiss to not mention the cabin. Located in Gig Harbor the cabin was built out on the water, strutting out…

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    Fishing Short Story

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    Apprehensively daring to ask, “How many crabs will we catch?” Dr. Edwards replied, “We are allowed ten per person, so fifty.” Mauricio who had only been left with two in his catch nervously observed Dr. Edwards and commented, “You make all this look and sound so easy!” Dr. Edwards mentioned, “I have been doing this since I was a boy with my father. It’s now second nature to clamp the claw with one smooth swoop, just pick him up and drop him in the live well like this.” Rigid Mauricio…

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    Crab Hole As I walked along the road, excitement coursing through me, I started to get closer to the beach. I took in everything around me, the sand already digging into my feet, the mountain in the distance, covered with lush green trees and full of vibrant colorful flowers. I could smell the scent of salt in the air, watching the rolling waves of blue, clear water. I breathed in the fresh air and said to myself, ”This is what Hawaii smells like.” This was because I was in Hawaii. My whole…

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    The H-2B Vagrant Worker

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    businesses to supplement their current work power with makeshift remote specialists who are enrolled and utilized to do work that is not agricultural. H-2B managers possess the capacity to supplant their local work force with ones comprising totally of remote workers. For example, in the article "Dissected: The Hidden Struggles Of Migrant Worker Ladies In The Maryland Crab Industry" published by American University Washington College of Law International Human Rights Law Clinic, it is stated…

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