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September 5, 2012

 

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All About Limlus Polyphemus AKA The Horseshoe Crab

Have you ever seen crabs crawling around on the beach? They're called limlus polyphemus, commonly known as a horseshoe crab.

November 27, 2007

 

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Five-Foot Insects

Did you know that three hundred million years ago the earth was swarming with giant insects? How did insects get so small today?

May 23, 2006

 

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Coral–Plant Or Animal?

A coral reef could be said to be both animal and plant.

May 22, 2006

 

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Assassin Bugs

Though most true bugs eat plant sap, some feed on animals. One such true bug is the assassin bug, which feeds on fellow insects.

December 11, 2003

 

What’s a Fly Doing in Antarctica?

What's a fly doing in Antarctica? Find out on this Moment of Science.

November 13, 2003

 

Amazing Crabs

Learn about the differences between soft-shelled and hard-shelled crabs on this Moment of Science.

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