Transportation of Oyster Drills by Horseshoe "Crabs"

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Science  06 Jul 1962:
Vol. 137, Issue 3523, pp. 36-37
DOI: 10.1126/science.137.3523.36


Horseshoe "crabs" (Limulus polyphemus) collected in New Haven Harbor, Long Island Sound, had large numbers of oyster drills attached to them. Since these animals migrate long distances, they may be important distributors of oyster drills.