Books & Publications about HK Marine Biology


You want to find out more about Hong Kong’s marine life? Here is a list of useful and interesting books broken down into layman’s reading and science-nerd reading:

AFCD (Agriculature, Fisheries & Conservation Department) Publications:

  1. AFCD, 2002(?). Chinese White Dolphin. Friends of the Country Parks, Hong Kong. 30 pages.
  2. AFCD, 2005. Exploring Double Haven. Friends of the Country Parks Cosmos Books. Ltd., Hong Kong. 157 pages.
  3. AFCD, 2005. An Island Alone – Hong Kong’s Tung Ping Chau. Friends of the Country Parks Cosmos Books. Ltd., Hong Kong. 40 pages.
  4. AFCD & CUHK, 2005. A Field Guide to Hard Corals of Hong Kong. Friends of the Country Parks Cosmos Book Ltd., Hong Kong. 374 pages.
  5. AFCD, 2007. Hong Kong Wetland Park. Friends of the Country Parks Cosmos Books Ltd., Hong Kong. 213 pages.
  6. Chan, K.F. 2004. Green turtles in Hong Kong. Friends of the Country Parks and Cosmos Books, Hong Kong. 66 pages.
  7. Chan, S., 2003. Green turtles in Hong Kong. Friends of the Country Parks, Hong Kong. 106 pages.
  8. Chan, Alan L.K., Chan, K.K., (AFCD), 2007. Marine Conservation in Hong Kong. Friends of the Country Parks Cosmos Books Ltd., Hong Kong. 288 pages.
  9. Lau, P.F., 2003. Knowing Hong Kong Marine Parks. 152 pages.
  10. Lee, S.Y., 2002(?). Venturing Forrest in the Water. Friends of Country Parks and Cosmos Books Limited, Hong Kong. 144 pages.
  11. LUN C.Y. Janice, 2001. Knowing Corals. Friends of Country Parks and Cosmos Books Limited, Hong Kong. 39 pages.
  12. LUN, C.Y., 2003. Hong Kogn Reef-Building Corals. 108 pages.
  13. NGAR, Y.N. & Chow, W.K., 2002. Exploring Tung Ping Chau. Friends of Country Parks and Cosmos Books Limited, Hong Kong. 106 pages.
  14. Viney, C., Phillipps, K., Lam, C.Y., 2006. The Birds of Hong Kong and South China, 8th edition. Information Services Department, The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong. 255 pages.

Easy Reads:

  1. Morton, B. & Harper, E., 1995. An Introduction to the Cape D’Aguilar Marine Reserve, Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press. 105 pages.
  2. Sadovy, Y., Cornish, A.S., 2000. Reef Fish of Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. 321 pages. Read Online
  3. Scott, P.J.B., 1984. The Corals of Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. 112 pages. Read Online
  4. Richard A. Fortey, 2012. Survivors: The Animals and Plants That Time Has Left Behind. Harper Press. 352 pages. – this book has a sections featuring Hong Kong in chapter 8 (‘Inveterate Bunch’) which also mention Dr. Paul Shin from CUHK.

Tougher Reads:

  1. Chan, S.K.F., J.K., Chan, L.T., Lo, and G.H. Balazs. 2003. Satellite Tracking of the Post-nesting Migration of a Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) from Hong Kong. Marine Turtle Newsletter 102: 2-4.
  2. Chan, S.K.F., I.J., Cheng, T., Zhou, H.J., Wang, H.X., Gu, and X.J. Song. 2007. A Comprehensive Overview of the Population and Conservation Status of Sea Turtles in China. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 6(2): 185-198.
  3. Morton, B., 1990. A Bibliography of Hong Kong Marine Science, 1842-1990. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. 123 pages.
  4. Morton, B., 1993. The Marine Biology of the South China Sea Volume 1. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. 743 pages.
  5. Morton, B., 1993. The Marine Biology of the South China Sea Volume 2. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. 743 pages.
  6. Ng, C.K.Y., and P.Y.M. Wan. 2011. Public support results in the successful rescue of a juvenile Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas, 綠海龜). Hong Kong Biodiversity Newsletter 21.

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