Back in July I did a post stating that one day a horseshoe crab may save your life. Well let’s get a little deeper into it.
The blue colored blood from the lowly horseshoe crab is worth $60,000 a gallon or roughly $500 an ounce. Sound nuts? Think I’m pulling your leg? Well I’m not. And yes their blood can literally save your life. Horseshoe crabs are 450 million year old survivors of the Late Ordovician volcanic events that killed around 85 percent of live of this planet. And during their incredible journey, the horseshoe crab’s blood has evolved a special property that is essential to the development of vaccines for you and I. To learn more, check out these links. I think you’ll be amazed. Save the horseshoe crab!