Turning over

Photo of a female horseshoe crab trying to turn itself over.

Photo of a female horseshoe crab trying to turn itself over.

When a horseshoe crab gets turned over it will ball itself up like in the above picture and then use it’s tail (telson) to dig in the sand to turn it over.

The tail or tenson is not used for protection or as a weapon, it is used strictly for help in navigation and in this case to right its self.

David Hodgson (32 Posts)