Wow, so it has been a while. However, nothing super fascinating (at least to others) has really happened in the last few months.
Along with these crabs are the thousands of birds who migrate from all over the Western Hemisphere to munch on the yummy eggs (they were green and kinda hard...sounds delicious, no?). So, between the crabs and the birds, it is a crazy madhouse that is absolute heaven to a marine lover.
And while not everyone has to admit that horseshoe crabs are cute or anything, you have to give them respect. Here is a creature that, for much longer than humans have been around, has not changed. Like the nautilus, these creatures have been the exact same from the days when Babylonia was not even a twinkle in someone's eyes. When you pick up one of these harmless creatures, it really is like looking back in time. It is extremely primitive, but it has no reason to change. My mom and i were questioning the weird orgy-like breeding patterns and how on Earth they could possibly work. But they do, and it made me wonder how long they have been coming to Fortesque, and how the bay has changed, and how they keep finding their way back. It is fascinating.
It was fascinating and gave me, as the Ocean tends to do, such awe and respect. I may still be unsure as to what I plan to do post Undergrad, but I am willing to put in the blood, sweat, and tears it takes to try and restore the blue planet to what it was and allow the horseshoe crabs to keep coming back to Fortesque for another million years.