Horseshoe crabs save our lives. What are we doing to help save theirs?
The Raleigh News & Observer
Next time you spot the smooth helmet-like shell of a horseshoe crab by the beach, you might want to say “thank you.”
Horseshoe crabs ensure the safety of every vaccine, pacemaker and biomedical device in the United States with their bacteria-detecting blood. While these living fossils, which have been around for 450 million years, save our lives, researchers are now asking what we can do to save them from the increasing needs of the biomedical industry...