Horseshoe Crabs: Biology and Conservation of a Living Fossil

The American Horseshoe Crab is a species that saw the dinosaurs come and go. Their blood is a valuable tool in biomedicine, their eyes have revealed how visual systems work, and they provide a critical food source for endangered species. For over 25 years, Dr. Jane Brockmann and her colleagues have studied the life history and reproductive behavior of Florida horseshoe crabs. Retired since 2011, she continues to conduct research on horseshoe crabs and to consult with policy makers. She is the author of more than 75 journal articles and book chapters and co-author of two books including The American Horseshoe Crab, the most authoritative resource on horseshoe crab biology.

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