With fossils dating back before dinosaurs, horseshoe crabs have survived multiple extinction to face threats now in the 21st century. Photo: K. Y. Cheng With fossils dating back before dinosaurs, horseshoe crabs have survived multiple extinction to face threats now in the 21st century. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
With fossils dating back before dinosaurs, horseshoe crabs have survived multiple extinction to face threats now in the 21st century. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Killing horseshoe crabs for good karma? Misguided Hong Kong Buddhists send pre-dinosaur species to their death, say conservationists

Aquatic ecology experts warn that releasing the creatures into the wild as part of a Buddhist ceremony may endanger the species

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With fossils dating back before dinosaurs, horseshoe crabs have survived multiple extinction to face threats now in the 21st century. Photo: K. Y. Cheng With fossils dating back before dinosaurs, horseshoe crabs have survived multiple extinction to face threats now in the 21st century. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
With fossils dating back before dinosaurs, horseshoe crabs have survived multiple extinction to face threats now in the 21st century. Photo: K. Y. Cheng
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