I would like to introduce The Marine Science Center, where I took most of the photos for this weeks underwater blog adventure, and a special thanks to Maxine and Sarah for showing me their underwater wonders.
The Hong Kong clownfish. This for example is the Yellowtail clownfish Amphiprion clarkii, Nemo’s uncle (orange clownfish)! This is a very common species in Hong Kong, and like other clownfish, loves to live with sea anemones. They have a relationship called mutualistic symbiosis, where both of them get advantage of living together (mainly for food and protection from predators, as well as being more photogenic).
Both of the following creatures are in their touch pool. The Thorny Sea cucumber Colochirus quadrangularis, and The Pencil sea urchin Eucidaris spp.
The Marine Science Center is an aquarium and laboratory facility, centre of excellence of the Harbour school, on Ap lei Chau Island. The centre is focused on education and outreach program, it is equipped with up-to-date touch tank and aquaria and it hosts a great variety of colourful marine organisms!
The MSC brings marine science curriculum into the school and provides a meaningful learning experience for students and the community.
During the school year the Centre is open to visitors every month on specific dates. The staff, composed of two marine biologists, will introduce you Hong Kong marine life and its amazing biodiversity.