Horseshoe Crabs

Who has blue blood and is related to spiders and scorpions? The horseshoe crab! Join naturalist Daryn in the Horseshoe Crab Video below to learn about these living fossils.

To learn more, head to Horseshoe Crabs Facts and visit About Horseshoe Crabs to to find out how these unusual animals help people.

Horseshoe crab blood is the basis of a $50 million industry, but it’s a lot of work to collect horseshoe crabs and process them. Synthetic versions of this special blood have been made, but they just aren’t as good. Horseshoe Crab Blood outlines some of the most recent developments.

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