B.C. diver finds horseshoe crab in False Creek: ‘I knew immediately it wasn’t supposed to be here’
VANCOUVER — A scuba diver cleaning part of the sea floor in False Creek came across an animal that an expert says is a long way from home.
The unusual find has been identified as a horseshoe crab, native to the Atlantic Ocean along the North American coastline.
“This is not a species that’s indigenous to our water here, but as soon as I saw it, I knew what it was,” diver Henry Wang said in an interview.
“I knew immediately it wasn’t supposed to be here.”
Wang said he was really excited and posted a short clip to social media about his dive on Friday in False Creek, showcasing the discovery. In the video, he is seen gently nudging the shell before displaced sediment clouds the camera’s view.
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