The most interesting thing you will learn this weekend

Posted By on November 24, 2012

horseshoecrabonthewallI’ve enjoyed beachcombing and ocean exploring all my life, but I never realized just how important the prehistoric looking horseshoe crab is to biomedical science and pharmaceutical research.

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For 30 years I’ve had shells, sand terrariums and even a horseshoe crab shell hanging in my office but never knew all that much about them … just that they look as if they pre-dated about every other crab on the beach. If you have few minutes, check out the YouTube video below the break … you’ll be amazed.

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