Finding Pipefish in Hong Kong 2012

About the project

The research project investigated the distribution, population size, body size and habitat preference of local pipefish population in Lantau and nearby waters through underwater surveys and larvae survey.

Twelve underwater visual censuses and six fish larval surveys were conducted during the project period. During the survey, only one adult Pacific Seaweed Pipefish, Syngnathus schlegeli, was found in Tung Chung Bay and 10 juvenile pipefish of the same species were discovered during the larval sampling.

About Eco-Education & Resources Centre

Eco-Education & Resources Centre (ERC) was founded in 2002 by a group of professionals including students and scientists from environmental science field with the aim of promoting eco-education and environmental conservation through ecotourism and community involvement.