Jay Diem/Eastern Shore News
Wako Chemicals site manager Christina Lecker points to a cut in a horseshoe crab’s leg where the animal’s blood has created a protective seal. Wako Chemicals in Cape Charles, Virginia, extracts blood from horseshoe crabs to create a chemical used in the testing of sterile medical equipment. ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, AUG. 31 AND THEREAFTER – In an Aug. 12, 2014 photo, Wako Chemicals site manager Christina Lecker points to a cut in a horsehoe crabs leg where the animal’s blood has created a protective seal. Wako Chemicals USA in Cape Charles, Va. extracts blood from horseshoe crabs to create a chemical used in the testing of sterile medical equipment. (AP Photo/Eastern Shore News, Jay Diem) NO SALES

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