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The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab: Part 2 (Blue Blood Battles Bacteria)

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How do horseshoe crabs keep humans healthy? They have blue, copper-based blood, which quickly clots in the presence of bacterial toxins. Medical researchers use it to test intravenous drugs, vaccines, and medical devices, ensuring that they are free of bacterial contamination. Part of "The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab" series.

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Runtime: 2 minutes 11 seconds

Line of horseshoe crabs on the beach. Caption: Horseshoe crabs are super helpful.
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 1
1 minutes 22 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Line of horseshoe crabs on the sea floor. Caption: where thousands come ashore during the full moon
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 2
1 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A sand covered horseshoe crab. Caption: ARTHROPODS That means they have an exoskeleton,
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 3
2 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Two people walking past a large group of horseshoe crabs. Caption: (woman) We really do have a crab line tonight.
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 4
2 minutes 2 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
A woman walking on a board walk. Caption: I am a research scientist by trade.
The Remarkable Horseshoe Crab
Episode 5
2 minutes 34 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12