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Hi, I'm Jared, and welcome a "Fun Science Demos". Here on location in the sunny, sandy
beaches of Delaware.
The big idea today is horseshoe crabs.
What are they doing? They're all gathered together along
the whole shore of these beaches. What are they all doing?
They're laying eggs and that's the cool part,
it's the story have a horseshoe crab. Right now they're laying eggs but a
bigger part of that story is,
they've already laid eggs further up the beach. Let's go see if we can find some
of those eggs.
To find the horseshoe crab eggs, we have to go
under the sand. The horseshoe crab will bury herself under the sand and lay her
eggs, so we've got to start digging.
And I happen to have some hands. What I'm doing, is I'm
digging very gently and I'm looking for. clumps of green eggs.
I found a tiny clump. Each horseshoe crab
lays hundreds of eggs just like this,
and each one of these eggs will hatch into a baby horseshoe crab
about six to eight weeks from now. So to go from these eggs
to this horseshoe crab takes about nine years
for them to reach an adulthood. Think about that:
nine-years-old. It's the cycle of life,
from eggs to adults. If you want to learn more about horseshoe crabs
and their green eggs in the sand, check out our links in the video description.
Science is so cool. Thanks for watching. Go back home big guy!