The ecology of an experimental artificial reef


Grant Data
Project Title
The ecology of an experimental artificial reef
Principal Investigator
Emeritus Professor Morton, Brian Sydney   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Mr Leung   (Co-Investigator)
Dr Lam Katherine King Yiu   (Co-Investigator)
Mr Leung   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
36
Start Date
1993-09-01
Completion Date
1996-08-31
Amount
1575161
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Grant Type
Other Funding Scheme
Funding Year
1993/1994
Status
Completed
Objectives
As a result of coastal reclamation and pollution, Hong Kong is losing its coral reefs. This is a study of an artificial reef made of PFA blocks in Hoi Ha Wan, proposed as Hong Kong's first marine park. The reef is being studied to assess colonization of it by corals, its value as a fish breeding site and the leaching of trace metals from it. This experimental reef will enable decisions to be made with regard to the feasibility of establishing other reefs in Hong Kong's waters.