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The Horseshoe Crab DLESE Reviewed Collection
For ecologists, the horseshoe crab is an important creature- a vastly adaptable organism that predates most species on the planet, with a lifecyle that is interlocked with other animals. Users can view information, photographs, and diagrams that explain the anatomy, range and habitat, lifecycle, ecological niche, reproductive cycle, and medical uses of the horseshoe crab.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 2003 Ecological Research and Development Group
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-393
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 9-12:
      • C - Life science:
        • Behavior of organisms
        • Biological evolution
        • Interdependence of organisms
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
        • Natural and human-induced hazards
        • Natural resources
  • National Geography Standards:
    • Environment and society:
      • How human actions modify the physical env.
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Ecological Research and Development Group