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The inappropriate disposal of surgical masks could cause serious microplastic pollution, equivalent to seriously polluting more than 54,800 Olympic swimming pools of seawater annually, researchers from CityU have discovered.
The State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution (SKLMP) at CityU has been endorsed by the United Nations (UN) to initiate a ten-year "Global Estuaries Monitoring (GEM)" Programme to collect and study environmental pollutants in the estuaries of major cities around the globe so as to formulate a long-term policy of promoting clean estuaries.
The prohibition of trawling activities in the Hong Kong marine environment for two and a half years has significantly improved biodiversity, an inter-university study led by CityU has found.
A research team of marine ecologists led by CityU has generated promising results for enhancing marine biodiversity on seawalls in the western waters of Hong Kong via eco-engineered tiles.
The first-ever cetacean-themed exhibition in Hong Kong, titled “CSI of the Cetaceans: Hope of Solutions”, co-organised by CityU and the Hong Kong Science Museum, is open to the public from 26 April to 29 May.
Tracking freshly hatched baby turtles, monitoring rising sea levels and using animal bone ash to make substratum for coral reefs are just some of the exciting activities that a group of intrepid student artists and underwater researchers from CityU will undertake during an expedition to the Coral Triangle.
Four research projects led by CityU have received $25 million from the Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) Scheme under the Research Grants Council (RGC).