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Species Distribution - Mangroves and Associated Fauna
   Hoi Ha Wan
    Site Description

The site is a sheltered bay located on the northern coastline of Sai Kung Peninsula.  Hoi Ha Wan is well known for its Marine Park status and the beautiful underwater world of corals.  The freshwater stream that flows into the bay dilutes the salty seawater and provides a suitable environment for the growth of mangroves in the river mouth.  However, the coarse sandy substratum and high exposure to wind limits the potential for mangrove growth

    Site Protection

The site is listed as Hoi Ha Wan SSSI.

    Transportation

Green Minibus:
7   Pak Tam Chung - Hoi Ha (Special Route during public holidays)
Disembark at Hoi Ha and walk along the road leading to the shoreline.

    Survey method

Surveys were undertaken during low tide period (i.e. tidal level < 1.2m).  The mangrove site was first identified from aerial photo; subsequently, ground truthing was conducted to delineate the exact boundary and extent of the mangrove to determine the total area.  During each survey, mangrove species were observed and recorded on site. Survey of mangrove-associated fauna was standardized by dividing each site into three zones (upper, middle and lower shore) followed by fauna searching in each zone for 15 minutes.

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