Hong Kong Baptist University’s discovery of new coral and nudibranch species reflects Hong Kong’s rich marine biodiversity


HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 25 October 2021 – Biologists from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have discovered in Hong Kong waters a new species of hard coral and two new species of nudibranch, a type of marine mollusc, that have never been identified anywhere else in the world. The discoveries of new species from these commonly seen animal groups are a vivid reflection of Hong Kong’s rich marine biodiversity.