Posted by: coastlinesproject | July 20, 2016

Monomoy Land Grab will devastate the horseshoe crab population on which the biomedical industry depends.

The Japanese firm Segegaku has been trying to remove the protection of horseshoe crabs from the Feds to the state since their 2000 lawsuit. They produce about $10 Million dollars of Limulus lysate from horseshoe crabs every year. A quart of processed blood is worth $30,000. They desperately want to get their hands on the largest population of horseshoe crabs in NE.
http://www.capecodchronicle.com/en/5128/chatham/337/Boundary-Change-Could-Cut-Monomoy-Refuge-Area-By-Half.htm

Read more in “Crab Wars; A Tale of Horseshoe Crabs, bioterrorism and Human Health,” available in local bookstores and through UPNE.com.

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