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Catch and Release: The Enduring Yet Vulnerable Horseshoe Crab

Lisa Jean Moore


Based on a multimethod study that centers on interviews with over 30 conservationists, field biologists, ecologists, paleontologists and over 3 years of my fieldwork on urban beaches in the New York City area, the Florida Keys, and international conferences, Catch and Release explores the interspecies relationships between humans and horseshoe crabs—our multiple sites of entanglement and enmeshment as we both come to matter. As I show, crabs and humans make each other in particular ways. Humans have literally harvested the life out of horseshoe crabs for multiple purposes; we interpret them ... More

Keywords: horseshoe crabs, global warming, biomedical application, biomedical innovation, geologic time, Endangered, species, Anthropocene, climate change, urban beaches

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479876303
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479876303.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Jean Moore, author
Purchase College

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