Sustainability

Conserving our 'Blue Blood Hero' - horseshoe crab

27  May  2016

On 17 May 2016, the Airport Authority (AA) invited Ms Joe Cheung of Ocean Park Conservation Foundation, Hong Kong (OPCFHK) to host a luncheon talk on the topic of “Blue Blood Hero - Alien Angel”. Over 90 AA staff spent their lunchtime by learning more about horseshoe crab - the “living fossil” which exists on Earth for more than 475 million years. The magical blue-blood of horseshoe crab can be applied to bacterial test for pharmaceutical drugs. Currently, juvenile horseshoe crabs are found in various locations in Hong Kong such as Lantau Island and the northeastern New Territories. The species is currently affected by human activities and is on the brink of extinction. Therefore it is important to protect their habitat. Click here to learn more about horseshoe crab and the conservation efforts of OPCFHK.