13 May 2014

• “As Horseshoe Crab Populations Steadily Decrease, Their Indispensable Medical Use Is Threatened”

“Fishermen along the Atlantic coast wait for the female horseshoe crabs to come and lay their eggs above the high-tide line. It is then that they are taken from their habitats and used as eel and whelk bait.

”It seems at first glance that this is a callous harvesting, but when looked at closer, a simple chain reaction of supply and demand is at play. ”

Please visit this link to read the full article: MedicalDaily.com

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