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Horseshoe Crab Behavior Impacted By Biomedical Bleeding
2014-02-26 06:56:44

New research indicates that collecting and bleeding horseshoe crabs for biomedical purposes causes short-term changes in their behavior and physiology that could exacerbate the crabs’ population decline in parts of the east coast.

Extinct Arthropod Had Big Claws Spider Brain
2013-10-16 15:15:35

Researchers discovered the earliest known complete nervous system in the fossil of a never-before described creature with huge claws and a spider-like brain.

Ship Noise Makes Crabs Cranky
2013-02-27 15:07:13

A new study published in the journal Biology Letters found that the sounds of ship noise ramp up crab metabolism, potentially resulting in lower yields for commercial crabbers.

Death March Recorded In Fossil
2012-09-10 04:27:43

An unusually complete fossil unearthed in Bavarian Germany was found to depict the tragic last moments of a prehistoric horseshoe crab as it stumbled for its life over 150 million years ago.

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2011-07-06 08:00:00

Speculation that the welfare of a small, at-risk shorebird is directly tied to horseshoe crab populations is in part supported by new scientific research.

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2011-05-20 09:20:58

Liquid crystal droplets could replace horseshoe crab blood in common endotoxin test.

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2010-12-23 14:07:50

Experiments by a team of researchers in New York and New Jersey have generated evidence that questions the common belief that the pterygotid eurypterids ("sea scorpions") were high-level predators in the Paleozoic oceans.

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2010-10-20 08:55:54

Sensor uses frog peptides to test for drug and medical device contamination.

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2010-10-04 11:11:33

Having survived for more than 400 million years, the horseshoe crab is now under threat – primarily due to overharvest and habitat destruction.

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2010-08-30 20:03:21

A distinct decline in horseshoe crab numbers has occurred that parallels climate change associated with the end of the last Ice Age.


Latest Horseshoe crab Reference Libraries

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2009-04-01 13:32:49

The Red Knot (Calidris canutus), or Knot in Europe, is a species of bird found in the tundra and Arctic mountains in the far north of Canada, Europe and Russia. North American birds migrate to coastal Europe and South America, while European birds migrate to Africa, Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand. This species has an extensive range and a large population of about 1.1 million individuals. There are six subspecies. The adult is 9 to 10.25 inches in length with an 18.5 to 20.8...

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Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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