crabs play a very important role in our world today - biologically, medically,
and economically. They are one of the oldest species on earth. Many people
refer to them as "living fossils". They were
here 100 million years before the dinosaur. Yet, in spite of how long they
have been around, many people today know very little about horseshoe crabs.
They see them on the beach and donít even know what they are, let alone
realize they may owe their lives to these creatures and their blue blood.
Today many people believe their numbers are declining. There has been much
controversy over whether to put restrictions on the harvesting of horseshoe
crabs. After visiting this site, you will be better informed about the
horseshoe crab situation. However, before you go to the next page, take
and find out how much you already know about horseshoe crabs.
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