why are horseshoe crabs endangered?
- JazSincLv 73 weeks ago
They're not endangered.
Stressors they're facing include habitat loss / degradation, overharvest.
This situation may change as their traditional breeding beaches are submerged by rising ocean.
- L.N.Lv 73 weeks ago
Eel fishermen used them for bait by the thousands and their blood is used for medical research so there is a black market. They don't reproduce fast enough to keep up with demand.
- 3 weeks ago
Because we are messing up the oceans by throwing sh*t in there.