Lagoon Minute

Thursdays 7:50am 5:48pm

Learn more about our Indian River Lagoon and how you can get involved with community groups and people who are actively engaged in restoration.

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HORSESHOE CRABS

The Horseshoe Crab is the oldest creature in the Lagoon. Horseshoe crabs are not true crabs at all, they are actually more like spiders.

As a species they are 450 million years old, older than the dinosaurs.

They look like small tanks with tails, with ten eyes and ten legs concealed under an exoskeleton. They crush their food between their legs. 

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