Limulus in the Limelight

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

Editors: Tanacredi, John T. (Ed.)

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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.

About the authors

Dr John T. Tanacredi is Chief, Division of Natural Resources for the National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area. He is a Research Associate in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History and at the Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation. He holds Adjunct Full Professor of Environmental Sciences at Hofstra University and Polytechnic University.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Limulus in the Limelight

    Pages 1-3

    Earle, Sylvia A.

  • Horseshoe Crabs Imperiled?

    Pages 7-16

    Tanacredi, John T.

  • Two Perspectives: Horseshoe Crabs During 420 Million Years, Worldwide, and the Past 150 Years in the Delaware Bay Area

    Pages 17-40

    Shuster, Carl N., Jr.

  • The Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs: What Can We Learn From the Japanese Experience?

    Pages 41-51

    Botton, Mark L.

  • A Unique Medial Product (LAL) from the Horseshoe Crab and Monitoring the Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Population

    Pages 53-62

    Swan, Benjie Lynn

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Limulus in the Limelight
Book Subtitle
A Species 350 Million Years in the Making and in Peril?
Editors
  • John T. Tanacredi
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47590-0
DOI
10.1007/b113869
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46681-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7514-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 175
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