Shorebirds Face Extinction Due to Crab Decline

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 18, 2006   View Article

The food web around the horseshoe crab—one of Earth’s oldest species—is beginning to unravel, scientists say.

Certain species of migratory shorebirds depend on excess crab eggs to fuel the final leg of their spring journey to the Arctic. Researchers are concerned the birds are in jeopardy.

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