Our interview with Ms. Medina:
Q: How are horseshoe crabs important to society?
A: Horseshoe crabs are medicinal.
Q: What would happen if they disappeared?
A: Birds might die, because they eat them.
Q: Can you tell a female horseshoe crab from a male?
A: Yes. Flip the horseshoe crab over. If the all the legs are the same size, it is a female.
Q: What is your favorite type of crab?
A: The American Horseshoe Crab.
Q: How did you get interested in crabs?
A: I grew up on an island.
Q: How do horseshoe crabs get sick?
A: The do not get sick. They can be low on salt because of the weather, too hot or cold, but they don't get sick.
Q:How long can they live out of water?
Q: How does having ten eyes help them?
A: All the eyes look in different directions.
Q: Do people keep horseshoe crabs as pets?