Horseshoe Crab’s Blood Costs $60,000 A Gallon! Find Out Why!

 

Horseshoe Crab’s are the worlds true blue bloods. Find out why their blood is worth more than some people’s cars in the video above.

 

Horseshoe crab blood is a vital resource to the medical field. It’s unique in more ways than one: the blue color and its ability to identify bacterial contamination in small quantities. Horseshoe crab blood contains a special amebocyte that is separated and then used in FDA testing. There’s a lot of questions as to how blood harvesting affects the American horseshoe crab population, but some researchers are dedicated to the cause of protecting such a significant resource.