National Geographic : 1928 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE SOUTHERN STONE CRAB This armored knight of the coral rocks, sporting the technical designation of Menippe mercenaria, is found along our South Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Most epicures consider its meat the most delicious of the crustaceous legions. The flesh of the huge, lobsterlike claws is wonderfully flavored and rich in food value. The Stone Crab is known by various names in Cuba and the Bahamas. Photograph by Roydon L. Hammond MOUNDS OF HORSESHOE CRABS TO BE CONVERTED INTO FERTILIZER This collection of 300,000 marine creatures, stacked like cordwood at Bowers, Delaware, is valuable for its ammonia content. After these Horseshoe Crabs have been dried and coarsely ground they will be sold to fertilizer manufacturers. In 1927 half a million such individuals were collected at Bowers and a larger crop is anticipated this year.