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Turning the Tide for the Horseshoe Crab

Turning the Tide for the Horseshoe Crab

Cape May Court House, NJ

 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

1:30-2:30 pm

 

WHY:

Cape May Court House, NJ on Thursday, May 10

To hear a good news story: There is now a clear path forward to displace (almost entirely) the need to bleed wild horseshoe crabs for biomedical use.

To witness a phenomenon: The only time of year when thousands of horseshoe crabs come to the shore to spawn and long-distance migratory birds stop over to refuel on horseshoe crab eggs before powering on to the Arctic Circle.

WHO:

Tammy Murphy, First Lady of New Jersey—Welcoming remarks

A panel of expert participants, including the following:

Eric Stiles, President & CEO of New Jersey Audubon

Ryan Phelan, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Revive & Restore

Jay Bolden, Senior Consultant Quality Biologist for Eli Lilly and Company

Moderator: Stewart Brand, Co-Founder Revive & Restore, President of The Long Now Foundation

WHAT:

We are planning a panel discussion and Q&A to:

–         Discuss the potential for the synthetic alternative to replace horseshoe crab blood-derived products.

–         Present Revive & Restore’s review on the safety and efficacy of the synthetic alternative.

–         Discuss the benefits of this conversion on declining horseshoe crabs and migrant birds.

 

WHEN: 1:30-2:30 pm.  An optional field trip (photo opportunity) following the press event to the Delaware Bay shore to see horseshoe crabs and migratory birds.

 

WHERE:

New Jersey Audubon

Center for Research and Education

600 Route 47 North,

Cape May Court House, NJ 08210.

Media Contact:

New Jersey Audubon: Irene Laki, 908-789-0700, Irene@jaffecom.com

Revive & Restore: Meghan Foley, 707-888-3474, meghan @ reviverestore.org

 

For more information: http://reviverestore.org/horseshoe-crab/

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