Special Exhibition “Hong Kong’s Living Fossils” 

Special Exhibition “Hong Kong’s Living Fossils”

Because of great positive feedback from our visitors and continuing public requests our special exhibition on “Hong Kong’s Living Fossils“ at our Stephen Hui Geological Museum has been extended until December 20, 2018.

This exhibition introduces three rare and largely unnoticed “Living Fossils” which inhabit the coastal environments of Hong Kong today, the Horseshoe Crabs, Amphioxus and Lingula. They remained largely unchanged in their body structure and function since their early ancestors fossilized 475 million years ago. Today they have settled on environmental niches on Hong Kong’s intertidal shores where their survival is now threatened by human and their future survival is now reliant on sensible preservation of their habitats and lifestyles.

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Press release: https://www.hku.hk/press/press-releases/detail/17892.html