Horseshoe crabs are seen along the bay and areas along the east coast. Did you know that their blood has been used by pharmaceutical businesses for decades.
Some experts now think their blood could be useful to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. They live in a hostile environment on the sea floor, and they also have a highly developed immune system.
Maryland Fisheries Biologist Steve Doctor says: ” “We’ve had a program in place since 2003 where we regulate the number of crabs that are harvested, and also take into consideration the amount of mortality from the bleeding. It’s a renewable resource that we’ve been sustainably using for a time now,” Read more about it here> https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/science-and-technology/2020/07/horseshoe-crab-blood-is-key-to-making-a-covid-19-vaccine-but-the