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Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve Sea Arch(鶴咀蟹洞), HK
Hong Kong

Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve is the only Marine Reserve in Hong Kong. It is located at the far south east corner of Hong Kong Island and extends to around 20 hectares of rocky coastline.

Four major rock types are found within the reserve. From the oldest to the youngest, they are the tuffs with volcanic bombs, granodiorites, porphyritic rhyolites and basaltic dykes respectively. Geomorphologically, the Marine Reserve has typical exposed rocky shore of south-easterly-directed capes and headlands in Hong Kong. Its coastal features are the result of the interaction between prevailing wind, tidal actions and parent rock.

The biodiversity is rich in Marine Reserve, including numerous kinds of fishes, stony corals, soft corals, gorgonian and marine invertebrates. In order to protect these important habitats, water sports and coastal activities are prohibited.

鶴咀海岸保護區是香港唯一一個海洋自然保護區。它位於港島東南角,受保護的岩岸約20公頃。

保護區有4種主要的岩石類型,由古老到年青都有,分別是凝灰岩、火山彈、花崗閃長岩及斑狀流紋岩和玄武岩堤壩。為保護生長在海岸一帶的豐富生物的棲息地,如石珊瑚、軟珊瑚、柳珊瑚和海洋無脊椎動物,沿岸禁止任何水上活動。保護區由漁護署管理,設於岸邊的港大海洋科學研究所則提供拹助。

http://www.afcd.gov.hk/english/country/cou_vis/cou_vis_mar/cou_vis_mar_des/cou_vis_mar_des_cap.html

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