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Prosomal-width-to-weight relationships in American horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus): examining conversion factors used to estimate landings
(National Marine Fisheries Service Scientific Publication Office, 2009-04)
Horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) are valued by many stakeholders, including the commercial fishing industry, biomedical companies, and environmental interest groups. We designed a study to test the accuracy of the ...
Potential causes of mortality for horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) during the biomedical bleeding process
(National Marine Fisheries Service Scientific Publication Office, 2006-04)
Biomedical companies catch and bleed horseshoe crabs for the production of Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL), a product used for protecting public health (Berkson and Shuster, 1999). LAL is a clotting agent, derived solely ...