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December 6, 2018

Did you know that Hong Kong hosts more than 25% of all the marine species recorded in China...including this lovely octopus.

 

 

 

When the University of Hong Kong released the first comprehensive study on Hong Kong’s marine biodiversity it showed that 5,943 marine species were been found within an area of just about 1,651 square kilometres.

Hong Kong has more hard corals than the whole Caribbean Sea, and more mangrove tree species than East Africa. Despite that less than 2% of our marine area is designated as marine parks, and even that designation provides only limited protection. And one of the creatures at risk, thanks to encroachment on the sea and plastic pollution, is the Green Sea Turtle. 
Find out more about this lovely creature, its habits and threats, at www.aquameridian.org  (where i also do blogging and content work). 

 

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