Marine conservation group Bloom HK launches reef fish web site

Local | 26 Jun 2019 8:45 pm

Marine conservation NGO, BLOOM HK says it has launched Hong Kong's first citizen science led online directory for reef fish, the 114°E Hong Kong Reef Fish Web-Portal ("114°E Web-Portal") that contains live photographs and full profiles of nearly 400 species from at least 88 families of reef fishes found in Hong Kong waters.

The 114°E Web-Portal is a comprehensive reef fish database that will be updated continuously.

The bilingual portal not only offers information on about 400 Hong Kong reef fish species, it also makes information about common dive sites in Hong Kong more accessible than ever.

“Hongkongers have always shared an intricate relationship with marine fishes,” said Stan Shea, Marine Programme Director of BLOOM HK and co-founder of the project. “Recreational scuba diving and snorkeling continue to grow as hobbies in the city, and the discoveries made in the 114°E Survey shows just how much we still have to learn about the vibrant marine life surrounding Hong Kong’s coastlines. We hope that this website can become one of the go-to resources for Hong Kong’s and South China Sea’s reef fishes, and be a tool for Hongkongers to learn about and appreciate our own marine life.”

The site is at: www.114ehkreeffish.org

 

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