HORSESHOE CRABS & BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
Did you know – horseshoe crabs play an important role in medical procedures like blood transfusions and vaccinations. Join us on Friday, March 20 for our next Social Night, to learn about these fascinating animals! Horseshoe crabs are one of many animals that make their home at the Blue Heron Bridge. They are known for their blue blood, which is extracted by humans to test for bacterial contamination on intravenous medications.
Kirk Fusco, Environmental Specialist from the FDEP’s Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves, will discuss how although horseshoe crabs have remained unchanged for hundreds of millions of years, they still play an incredibly important ecological role in Florida’s waters. Enjoy delicious food and drinks, or even bring a dish to share!
6:30 – 7:00 Happy Hour! (Food, drinks and socializing)
7:00 – 8:00 Horseshoe Crab Presentation, Raffle Drawing
One lucky winner will take home a Gift Certificate from our 50/50 raffle! Funds raised this month will go to supporting research and conservation efforts for Florida’s marine wildlife.
We are celebrating the Blue Heron Bridge all month long! Join us for these exciting activities:
Blue Heron Bridge holds its best secrets well… Finding some of the creatures takes a keen eye and local knowledge. Photographing them in their best pose takes unique diving skills. With decades of experience diving at the Blue Heron Bridge, we have learned a lot about this unique dive site and now we are sharing our years of experience with you! To learn more about becoming a PADI Blue Heron Bridge specialty diver, contact us at 561-840-8750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.