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Horseshoe Crabs in the Americas


Why Does SC Lab Bleed Horseshoe Crabs for Vaccine Testing?

South Carolina: Charles River, the only company permitted to purchase the animals in South Carolina, is after their blood. Copper-based and colored light blue, the fluid that runs through their hard bodies is exceptionally good at detecting a bacterial toxin that can cause organ failure or death in humans. For almost 30 years in a facility in Charleston, Charles River has bled the horseshoe crabs, then sold a test for contaminants using the blue blood called LAL, named after the species that lives along the Atlantic, Limulus polyphemus. download the pdf.


Lonza’s Global Subject Matter Expert for Endotoxin Detection Appointed Chair of ASMFC Horseshoe Crab Advisory Panel

Maryland: Lonza announced the appointment of Allen Burgenson, Global Subject Matter Expert for Endotoxin Detection at Lonza, as Chair of the Horseshoe Crab Advisory Panel of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). Burgenson was elected by his peers to this esteemed position on 26 September 2018 in recognition of more than 35 years of experience in the biomedical use of horseshoe crabs. download the pdf.


Horseshoe Crab Spawning Activity After Beach Nourishment

New York: Beach nourishment is a common shoreline protection method where sediment that has been eroded is replaced, typically using sediment dredged from offshore. To test its efficacy, a team of researchers led by Dr. Mark Botton from Fordham University investigated how beach nourishment projects affect horseshoe crab spawning. The study was conducted at Plumb Beach near the mouth of Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn, New York. This site provided a good study location because it has a history of beach nourishment projects. download the pdf.


Bird Flu Hot Spot: Scientists Track Virus in Huge Migration

New Jersey: Huge flocks of famished birds scour the sands of Delaware Bay for the tiny greenish eggs an army of horseshoe crabs lays every spring. It’s a marvel of ecology as shorebirds migrating from South America to the Arctic time a stop critical to their survival to this mass crab spawning. It’s also one of the world’s hot spots for bird flu a bonanza for scientists seeking clues about how influenza evolves so they just might better protect people. download the pdf.


Call for Papers

New York: A new volume of research and considerations in the global efforts to conserve and protect globally the four species of Horseshoe Crabs. Springer, LLC, has approved this book for the inclusion of papers, presentations, workshops and other relevant Horseshoe Crab manuscripts and PowerPoints that may not have been formally published after the conferences held in Sasebo, Japan, Bangkok, Thailand and the Providence, RI CERF Conference. download the pdf.




Humans Monitor Falling Horseshoe Crab Numbers

Connecticut: In the dark of the new moon, people gathered at Calf Pasture Beach. They were equipped with headlamps, waders, buckets and bug spray, and they were there to solve a mystery: Whatʼs happening to Long Island Soundʼs horseshoe crabs? download the pdf.


DNREC’s DuPont Nature Center to host Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival on May 19, 2018

Delaware: The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility, will host its ninth annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival, celebrating the spring arrival of spawning horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at the center, located at 2992 Lighthouse Road, east of Milford, DE 19963, near Slaughter Beach. Admission is free. The festival will be held rain or shine, except in the case of severe weather or flooding. download the pdf.


Scientists Want Us To Keep Watch for Horseshoe Crabs on Florida’s West Coast

Florida: The shortage of Florida-specific data for trends analysis is why the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is leading horseshoe crab nesting surveys. download the pdf.


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