Why do we harvest horseshoe crab blood? – Elizabeth Cox

During the warmer months, especially at night during the full moon, horseshoe crabs emerge from the sea to spawn. Waiting for them are teams of lab workers who capture the horseshoe crabs by the hundreds of thousands, take them to labs, harvest their cerulean blood, then return them to the sea. Oddly enough, we capture […]

These Fish Are All About Sex on the Beach | Deep Look

This baby fish is stuck. It’s ready to hatch, to swim out into the open sea. So how did it get here – stranded up on the sand? It all started two weeks ago, when its parents left their watery home for an adults-only beach party. During the very highest tides, California grunion ride in […]