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Horseshoe Crab

An Interview with Ryan Phelan: Using Biotechnology to Revive Endangered Species and Restore Damaged Ecosystems

By COVID-19, Horseshoe Crab
COVID-19 Vaccines and the Harvesting, Bleeding, and Killing of Horseshoe Crabs This article was published on July 01, 2020. Access the original PDF, here. Wilson Sonsini attorneys Vern Norviel and Charles Andres recently sat down with Ryan Phelan of Revive & Restore (R&R). R&R is using 21st-century biotechnology (including genomics, high throughput sequencing, and synthetic biology) to address urgent conservation challenges. One issue that is particularly pressing is the harvesting and bleeding of horseshoe crabs, a threatened keystone species, and the source of Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL). LAL, obtained from the blood of horseshoe crabs, is employed in pharmaceutical manufacturing...
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A Coalition Forms to Save the American Horseshoe Crab

By Horseshoe Crab, Uncategorized
The Horseshoe Crab Recovery Coalition aims to stem years of decline that threatens this iconic creature as well as the shorebirds and fish that depend upon them. Bernardsville, NJ, June 1, 2020:  There is a crisis facing horseshoe crabs and the fish and birdlife that depend on the crab’s eggs to survive. To raise public awareness, seek legislative and regulatory reforms and encourage the adoption of an already available synthetic alternative to the use of horseshoe crab blood in biomedical testing, a coalition of leading conservation groups and businesses has formed a new partnership known as the Horseshoe Crab Recovery...
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2020 Horseshoe Crabs | Cape May

Migration Numbers Plummet for Imperiled Shorebird on New Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore

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Veteran biologist sees unprecedented declines in red knots — and in horseshoe crabs. In the photo above, just two red knots and two horseshoe crabs gather at Cooks Beach, New Jersey on May 18, 2020. This article originally appeared in NJSpotlight on May 19, 2020, written by Jon Hurdle. At the mouth of a creek near Pierces Point, an isolated beach community on the New Jersey side of the Delaware Bay, Larry Niles spotted only two red knots on Monday morning, in the same place that he saw some 17,000 of the shorebirds during their spring migration a year ago….

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