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Limulus polyphemus

The North American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, is the only species of horseshoe crab in the western hemisphere.


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Red tides have been documented along Florida's Gulf coast since the 1840s and likely occurred earlier. Fish kills around Tampa Bay were mentioned in the logs of Spanish explorers.

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