Horseshoe Crabs: May Sea Star of the Month

This May, we celebrate the horseshoe crab – our Sea Star of the Month.

Horseshoe crabs are actually not crabs at all but are more closely related to scorpions. Their blood is blue and has been used in medical applications for sterilization as well as use in vaccines.

Horseshoe crabs live from the Gulf of Maine all the way down to Florida.

Horseshoe crab tails may look sharp and pointy, but are not stingers. Instead, they are used as a rudder to help them navigate through the water.

Be sure to visit these incredible creatures next time you’re at the Butterfly House & Aquarium!