Horseshoe crabs come ashore in May

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Every May, horseshoe crabs come ashore by the thousands on Delaware Bay beaches to spawn. Threatened birds called red knots stop en route from South America to the Arctic to feed on the crab eggs. Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, DE, and Cape May National Wildlife Refuge, NJ, mark the rite of spring with events on May 21. Photos: Gregory Breese/USFWS

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