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

本工作坊透過珊瑚講座,漁農自然護理署《香港海洋生物多樣性》紀錄片放映,珊瑚骨展示,及親身協助培植珊瑚幼苗,希望以認識這種特別的動物,讓更多香港的中學生了解本地的海洋生物多樣性,啟發大家成為保衛海洋的一份子!

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

9 hours

在「東平洲珊瑚生態探索之旅」的一日旅程中,參加者除了透過珊瑚工作坊認識到更多香港海洋生態外,更在導師們帶領下落灘親身接觸珊瑚骨同觀察潮間帶各種生物。最後更有機會參觀中文大學李福善海洋科學研究中心的珊瑚培育基地,以及親身助養珊瑚,為香港珊瑚修復出一分力!


​​(活動暫未接受​報名)

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育養珊瑚校園計劃 Coral Nursery Education Programme

September 2020 - August 2021

「育養珊瑚校園計劃」透過珊瑚工作坊及在校內培育珊瑚,邀請本地學生在學校參與珊瑚養殖及監察行動,從而提升參加者對香港珊瑚保育的認識和關注。此外,本計劃亦鼓勵參與同學分享保育經驗,與校內外群體宣揚珊瑚保育重要性,一同見證香港的珊瑚保育工作,成為保衛海洋的一份子。

(截止報名日期:2020年10月12日下午6時)

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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.

 
 

RTHK 香港電台

生態人:珊瑚媽媽

也許因為海底珊瑚在我們的視線以外,所以一直被人忽略。事實上,過去的新市鎮發展計劃及各項填海工程都影響了本港海水水質,令珊瑚數量大減。為了讓海洋生態回復朝氣,崔佩怡(Apple)聯同團隊,一直致力研究修復和育養珊瑚,希望能使珊瑚數量繼續增加,讓海底世界變得更美、更多元。

 
 

Team

Where the Passion Begins

Dr. Apple Chui

Research Assistant Professor

Iris Lai

Research Assistant

Christy Kong

Student

Elvis Wong

Student

Daniel Mak

Research Assistant
(2018-2019)

 

Contact

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

+852 3943 8026

 
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