Welcome to Coral Academy


How It Got Started

Coral Academy is an outreach programme lead by Dr. Apple Chui, a research assistant professor from the School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, with the following objectives: 

  • To enhance public awareness and knowledge of the rich marine biodiversity of Hong Kong, with a special focus on coral communities and conservation through seminars, coral workshops and lab visits.

  • To establish a connection between participants and local corals through a first-hand experience of nurturing coral fragments to be used in local coral restoration works.

  • To promote individual behavioural and lifestyle changes to protect the marine environment.


Our Programmes

Check Them Out

認識珊瑚群落及保育 Learn about Hong Kong Coral Communities and Conservation

4 hours




東平洲珊瑚生態探索之旅 Learn about Coral Communities in Tung Ping Chau Marine Park

9 hours



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育養珊瑚校園計劃 Coral Nursery Education Programme

September 2020 - August 2021



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Our Lab

Our research addresses two main questions: How will projected future climate change affect corals that are currently present in marginal coral environments like Hong Kong? And can coral chimerism be used as a tool to enhance the resilience of corals, and hence be used as one of the strategies for active coral restoration in the future.

Take some time to explore the blog, read something interesting, and feel free to reach out if you would like to collaborate on a project together.


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Where the Passion Begins

Dr. Apple Chui

Research Assistant Professor

Iris Lai

Research Assistant

Christy Kong


Elvis Wong


Daniel Mak

Research Assistant



School of Life Sciences
The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
Hong Kong SAR 

+852 3943 8026

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