Horseshoe Crabs Analysis

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Have you ever taken a vaccine or medication? Well, the vaccine or medication that you took has most likely been tested by horseshoe crab blood that was drawn from horseshoe crabs. We should interact with horseshoe crabs even though they are a keystone species because we can use their benefits and also help them too. Some ways that we can preserve their species and simultaneously gain benefits is by flipping them over when they are stranded, chitin, and helping them rebuild their breeding habitats after human causes or natural causes such as tornados, and hurricanes.

Have you ever seen a horseshoe crab overturned and you wanted to help it? Well, I have, and I really wanted to flip it back over. Lots of people and organizations around the world have tried teach people the correct way to flip them over, but in the united states, there is a moratorium that you can’t get near or interact with horseshoe crabs without specific certifications. As stated in article 8: “New Jersey Audubon offered beach walks in the spring and summer of 2013 designed to educate attendees about simple steps
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Our basement has flooded! What shall we do?” This was a sentence that many people said during hurricanes such as hurricane Irene in late August of 2011. In the article on horseshoe crabs on NJ.com, the author wrote: “In Hurricane Sandy’s reshuffling of Jersey’s coastal geography, 70 percent of the horseshoe crab habitat was lost.” This means that many horseshoe crabs will not find a place to breed or may find it difficult to find a place. Consequently, many shore birds such as the endangered species, the red knot, depend on the horseshoe crab eggs to survive the migration. Another prime example of this is in article 4: “These eggs are the single most important food source for migrating shorebirds.” This means that if the horseshoe crabs have less space for breeding and their eggs, then there will be shorebirds, such as red knots who don’t get to make to their final

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