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Mini-expedition: Shui Hau Wan, South Lantau, Hong Kong

Conservation Ocean Science

Mini-expedition: Shui Hau Wan, South Lantau, Hong Kong

Shui Hau Wan is Hong Kong favorite site for kite surfers and clam fishers (on this website, you can see the real-time wind and wave conditions!). With its shallow warm waters, shielded from the waves, but not the wind, it is a beautiful spot that's easily accessible. It is also a fragile environment and culture. Today, I saw more than a hundred tourists digging the muddy sand looking for shells without oversight... Sometimes I wonder if it is better to catch in the wild abundant specie or sustainable aquaculture... Video of the site Map of the site 水口灣是位於大嶼山南岸的一個隱蔽的海灣,退潮後面積可達0.2平方公里。潮間帶的生境主要以沙坪為主,亦是大嶼山其中一個中國鱟(Tachypleus tridentatus) 的繁殖地。面向海,右方有紅樹林及河口,可找到一些迴游性魚類如鰻魚。上游地帶是主要是棄耕地及灌木叢,雨季時蛙鳴不絕於耳。政府曾計劃將水口劃為「具特殊科學價值」地點,後來擱置收場。2016年頭,大嶼山發展咨詢委員會建議在大嶼山大力拓展旅遊基建,包括在水口建水上樂園、動物農莊等,計劃若落實將為水口帶來生態破壞和人為扞擾。Shui...

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Talk: "Moth at large" JIm Des Rivieres, Apr 21

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Talk: "Moth at large" JIm Des Rivieres, Apr 21

The Consulate General of Canada in Hong Kong and Macao, National Geographic and MakerBay invite you to a talk by Canadian artist Jim des Rivières describing his artistic and adventurous journey to bring moths to light, both metaphorically and physically. Illustrated with works from Jim’s Canadian moth series.Jim des Rivières’s photography (http://moths.ca/) connects the viewer with the hidden beauty all around us, which we only see when we take the time to look closely. Moths are a common part of our natural environment, but their nocturnal habits mean that they seldom come to our attention. Jim’s large high-resolution images of...

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