I'd like to thank Pete Dunne for providing the "mood" piece that introduced this article.
I'd also like to thank Dr. Carl N. Shuster for the use of his illustration of the horseshoe crab.
The following people were contacted during the writing of this article and I'd like to thank them for their assistance:
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