Horseshoe Crabs on Delaware Bay
"Horseshoe crabs were once ground up by the millions for fertilizer. Now their blood is used to detect contamination in drugs and medical equipment. Humans have begun to grasp the staggering variety and value of life on Earth just as we push many species toward extinction."
—From “Biodiversity,” February 1999, National Geographic magazine
(Photo: Frans Lanting)

Horseshoe Crabs on Delaware Bay

"Horseshoe crabs were once ground up by the millions for fertilizer. Now their blood is used to detect contamination in drugs and medical equipment. Humans have begun to grasp the staggering variety and value of life on Earth just as we push many species toward extinction."

—From “Biodiversity,” February 1999, National Geographic magazine

(Photo: Frans Lanting)

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    Horseshoe crab appreciation time. I think after learning about them both on NOVA and in Wired, they deserve some thanks.
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    yet another section/subject of life i’ll never research. mind = blown.
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