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Limulus in the Limelight : A Species 350 Million Years in the Making and in Peril? - John T. Tanacredi

Limulus in the Limelight

A Species 350 Million Years in the Making and in Peril?

By: John T. Tanacredi (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st October 2001
ISBN: 9780306466816
Number Of Pages: 175

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Limulus in the Limelight: A Species 350 Million Years in the Making and in Peril? contains 14 chapters covering the horseshoe crab's biology, ecology and evolutionary development. The book is a result of three mini-conferences held between 1996 and 2000 celebrating the populations in NY harbor. This book exposes the impacts of over fishing on this species; clarifies the future research agenda for the species worldwide and emphasizes the need for conservation of this fascinating creature's estuaries/ocean habitats.
Biologists, ecologists, science educators, and conservationists will welcome this book because it is aimed at the preservation of Limulus, not only for its pharmacological interest but for the mystery related to its longevity. Limulus is a unique animal which has provided numerous uses for man over the years, from fertilizer to bait to medical research. However, if this species is not protected soon, it will be lost for the future.

Introduction: Limulus in the Limelight
Local Species with Global Implications
Horseshoe Crabs Imperiled? The Fate of a Species 350 Million Years In the Making
Biology and Evolution
Two Perspectives: Horseshoe Crabs During 420 Million Years Worldwide, and the Past 150 Years in Delaware Bay
The Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs: What Can We Learn From The Japanese Experience?
A Unique Medical Product, LAL from the Horseshoe Crab and Monitoring the Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Population
Behavior and Diversity Studies
Tracks and Trails
Biomedical Products from the Horseshoe Crab: Lessons for Sound Resource Management and Conservation
Issues and Approaches in the Regulation of the Horseshoe Crab Fishery
The Life History of Horseshoe Crabs
Horseshoe Crab Management and Resource Monitoring in New Jersey, 1993-1998
Present Day Investigations
Horseshoe Crab Surveys Using Underwater Videography
Horseshoe Crabs: An Ancient Wonder of New York and a Great Topic for Environmental Education
Living on Limulus
An Estimate of Population Sizes of Two Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) Sites in Jamaica Bay
A Final Word
Preserving a Living Fossil
Author Biographies
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ISBN: 9780306466816
ISBN-10: 0306466813
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 175
Published: 31st October 2001
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 17.17  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.45

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