Thursday, March 29, 2018

Why Hong Kong has the toughest coral in the world

Why Hong Kong has the toughest coral in the world, and how agnès b is on a mission to help save it | South China Morning Post

The French research vessel Tara set sail from Lorient, northern France, in May 2016 and is on an epic two-year oceanographic mission to explore the coral reefs of the Pacific. On its 10-day port call in Hong Kong the 16-person team, known as “Taranauts”, hosted hundreds of visitors, but they were here primarily to study coral.
“Hong Kong is an interesting place to sample coral because of the economic development and its impact on ocean biodiversity; we look at the impact of the pollution,” says scientist Sarah Romac from Roscoff, France, speaking in the vessel’s wet laboratory.
The biggest surprise, the team found, was local coral’s resilience. Read More