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Indian research network on horseshoe crab takes wing as the living fossil battles threats

Updated : June 12, 2019 07:16 PM IST

A research network on horseshoe crabs has been formed to bring Indian scientists, community level workers, forest officials and conservation practitioners committed to save the living fossils in the region, that have survived for over 450 million years.
The four extant species of horseshoe crabs in the world are imperilled because of overfishing for use as food, bait, production of biomedical products derived from their blood, habitat loss or alteration due to shoreline development.
In India, where two species of horseshoe crabs are found, bycatch in the fishery sector and habitat loss are some of the most pressing challenges.
Indian research network on horseshoe crab takes wing as the living fossil battles threats
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