The Strange Nature of Horseshoe Crabs
An account of this ancient animal, recently reclassified as arachnids. The article describes how horseshoe blood is used to detect bacterial contamination and the role that the medical industry plays in the animals' declining numbers. Other threats include bait harvest, unintentional catches, habitat alteration, and temperature extremes.
Horseshoe crabs, Wildlife conservation, Endangered species
Wilde, Dana, "The Strange Nature of Horseshoe Crabs" (2020). Maine News Index - Island Journal. 626.