Into shallow water in late spring
adults migrate and lay greenish
eggs in the upper intertidal zone. Sand colored.
Young move into deeper water gradually where they grow older and
darker, horseshoe crabs can swim, but awkwardly
and most of their time is spent rummaging
in the muck. Their main food:
the mollusks and worms.
They were once harvested,
and some are still taken to be chopped up for lobster bait despite their armament of spines,
sharp tail spike, and wriggling clawed feet
horseshoe crabs are harmless.