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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. This one is about copper -- element number 29 on the periodic table. Discover it with a nice demonstration and some interesting stories from the professor.

Some types of crustaceans, such as crabs and lobsters, have genuinely blue blood due to the metalloprotein found in it. Instead of hemoglobin found in human blood, crustaceans have copper atoms in their blood. What is the name of this metalloprotein?

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