Horseshoe Crabs Have Survived All of History—and Remind Us How We Could Too
This creature is a survivor. As long as it survives, our notion of the wild, of conditions indifferent to humanity in which other species thrive, survives too.
Catch and Release: The Enduring Yet Vulnerable Horseshoe Crab
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Catch and Release
The very wildness of the horseshoe crab enables contemporary human civilization to perpetuate itself.
Lenora Todaro is an editor at Off Assignment. She writes about books, travel, wildlife, soccer, and politics. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic, Salon, Bookforum, the Village Voice, and elsewhere. A native New Yorker, she has always been drawn to wildlife from roaches to rhinos. She is a docent at the Prospect Park Zoo. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram
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