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Kinmen County Fisheries Research Institute

金門縣水產試驗所

Updated:2019-10-31

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Highlights

Guided tours are available upon reservation in the Horseshoe Crab Ecological Cultural Center for group visitors of no fewer than 10 people.

You can make a reservation to join the DIY activities for kids and parents.

An educational venue where you can observe the living fossil, the Horseshoe crab, up close.

Introduction

The Horseshoe Crab Ecological Cultural Center can be found inside Kinmen County Fisheries Research Institute. The Center displays the marine specimens found in the sea around Kinmen, as well as traditional aquaculture models. The main exhibit is the Horseshoe crab, a living fossil that is 400 million years old. Horseshoe crabs are ancient beautiful creatures. Once a female and male horseshoe crab mate, they will stick to each other for the rest of their lives, winning them the reputation as “Couple Fish” and “Yuanyang Fish (as loyal as mandarin ducks).”Kinmen County Fisheries Research Institute
The film “Meeting Horseshoe Crabs” is shown in the Cultural Center. Visitors can also observe their ecological behavior up close. Furthermore, the Center sells horseshoe crab merchandise, such as the male and female horseshoe crab plush toys that symbolize the abiding love between lovers/married couples and a happy family; they will also bring good luck and happiness to your family. The horseshoe crab ceramic crafts not only represent prosperous progeny and long life, but also fend off evil spirits and attract good luck.
Kinmen County Fisheries Research Institute
Established to develop the fishing industry, Kinmen County Fisheries Research Institute undertakes experiments on growing commercial fish and shellfish, prevents fish diseases, carries out surveys on marine resources and ecological environments, conducts basic scientific research on the fishing industry, develops aquatic products, and provides guidance and consultancy regarding fishing techniques. We welcome you to come to learn more about Horseshoe crabs, Kinmen’s unique prehistoric creatures!
Kinmen County Fisheries Research Institute

Information

TEL +886-82-326407

Address No.2, Xihai Rd., Jincheng Township, Kinmen County Taiwán, R.O.C

Opening Hours 08:00-17:00, Monday to Friday

Admission charge Free

Recommended length of visit

1hr

Directions

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