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 a writer, editor, walker, and wildlife enthusiast. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic, Salon, Bookforum, and elsewhere. She was a senior editor at the Village Voice. She is a docent at the Prospect Park Zoo and is working on a book about urban wildlife and ecology. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram
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