Title: Biology and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Gmbh Jul 2009
Publication Date: 2009
Book Condition: Neu
Neuware - Horseshoe crabs, those mysterious ancient mariners, lured me into the sea as a child along the beaches of New Jersey. Drawn to their shiny domed shells and spiked tails, I could not resist picking them up, turning them over and watching the wondrous mechanical movement of their glistening legs, articulating with one another as smoothly as the inner working of a clock. What was it like to be a horseshoe crab, I wondered What did they eat Did they always move around together Why were some so large and others much smaller How old were they, anyway What must it feel like to live underwater What else was out there, down there, in the cool, green depths that gave rise to such intriguing creatures The only way to find out, I reasoned, would be to go into the ocean and see for myself, and so I did, and more than 60 years later, I still do. 500 pp. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 9780387899589
Synopsis: The four living species of horseshoe crabs face a set of growing threats to their survival, including the erosion and/or man-made alteration of essential spawning habitat, coastal pollution, and overfishing. Horseshoe crabs are "living fossils", with a more than 200 million year evolutionary history. Their blood provides a reagent, known as Limulus amebocyte lysate or LAL, that clots in the presence of minute quantities of bacterial endotoxin; the LAL test is the state-of-the-art methodology used to ensure that pharmaceuticals and surgical implants are free of contamination. Horseshoe crabs are an integral part of the food web in coastal marine ecosystems, and their eggs provide essential food for shorebirds in the Delaware Bay estuary each spring. The commercial fishery for horseshoe crabs, which utilizes animals for bait, contributes to the economies of coastal communities.This book consists of papers presented at the 2007 International Symposium on the Science and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs.
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