Toxic Algae and Man-Sized Jellyfish

Once a swampy backwater of fewer than 20 million people, the Pearl River Delta—the southern swath of mainland China above Hong Kong—now has three times that population. Tens of millions more humans in the Pearl River Delta means many more toilets a-flush, pumping a steady gush of human waste into the South China Sea.
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hkmarinelife

My PhD was about Antarctic deep-sea ecology and biodiversity, but I am passionate about southern China’s rich marine (and terrestrial) environments. This blog is a collection of facts, news and articles about Hong Kong's diverse marine environment.

2 thoughts on “Toxic Algae and Man-Sized Jellyfish”

    1. The Hong Kong government has actually been doing that since 2001 with good results, but during that time the pollution from mainland China via the Pearl River which is right next to HK has risen continuously. Hopefully they will fix that soon!

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