Thursday, 06 Sep, 4.53 am Odisha TV

Blue blood crab in danger of being wiped out from Balasore shores

Balasore: Horseshoe crabs, that once dotted the banks of Khandia river and nearby estuaries here are increasingly falling prey to fishing trawlers and nets, leading to a major decline in their numbers.

The changing ecosystem of the sea is also attributed to be one of the major causes behind the falling numbers of the species popularly known as the blue blood crabs.

The dwindling population has triggered concern among wild life lovers who have demanded for the administration to step in and take immediate steps for conservation of the aquatic arthropods.