Nature’s gifts galore on Christmas Island


It was reported that specimens of unique creatures from Christmas Island are on display at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS, in a temporary exhibition called Christmas Island Red launched on 18 December 2017. Among the exhibits are 10 species of crabs and prawns, including the blue crab and the yellow-eye crab not found anywhere else in the world. The discoveries were made over four expeditions since 2010 by a team led by Professor Peter Ng, Head of the Museum. Prof Ng shared that the exhibition highlights the historical links between Singapore and Christmas Island, and why conservation is important.

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