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2018 Annual Health Checkup for Corals in Dongsha Atoll (part 2)
Nov 02,2018
Marine National Park Headquarters declaimed that the regular investigation happened to be right after the approaching of Typhoon Mangkhut. Therefore, the condition of the affected coral environment could be investigated immediately. Spawned in mid-September, Typhoon Mangkhut moved from Luzon Island, Philippines to Hong Kong, with Dongsha Atoll happened to be on its moving path. Two weeks after the typhoon, the investigation indicated that the Southern platform reef was protected by its terrain and also for it had a shorter windward time. Therefore, coral coverage rate was much the same as last...
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A:According to the studies and the suggestions from many professionals, the marine ecology around Dongsha island had been damaged by the illegal fishing, and the reefs and biology inside the atoll was lost about 70% to 90%. Because Dongsha island belongs to the military control zone, it does not have enough tourist facilities. In 2004, the Executive Yuan approved “the Dongsha Atoll National Park Project.” The priority of the project is to restore and conserve the marine ecology in Dongsha area, and then to evaluate the possibility for the eco-tour and environmental education in the future. The Dongsha Atoll National Park is not open for the tourism currently due to the ecological studies, environmental restoration and safety management in the Dongsha area.
A:The design of the logo is based of the letter M, and the Chinese calligraphic texture is applied to represent the waves of the ocean. It also symbolizes the energy of the marine ecology with the visual contrast between light blue and white. A pattern blends in the water colour also represents a rich oceanic resource.
Dongsha Coral Reef Ecology Illustrated Guide
This illustrated guide lists the common coral species of the Dongsha Atoll National Park, with prima...