Admiring revived corals in the heart of Ha Long Bay

Update: 16:32 | 25/07/2021

In addition to being a unique and interesting natural landscape on the seabed and the habitat of thousands of marine species, coral reefs also have the potential for the sustainable development of marine eco-tourism. According to the Ha Long Bay Management Board, a survey conducted in 2015 showed that there were no good reefs. The best coverage of the reefs was under 50% and average coverage across the whole bay was only about 20%.

Revived corals, heart of Ha Long Bay, unique and interesting natural landscape, marine species, coral reefs, marine eco-tourism

Conservation efforts have paid off as coral reefs in Ha Long Bay have been strongly recovering.

Revived corals, heart of Ha Long Bay, unique and interesting natural landscape, marine species, coral reefs, marine eco-tourism

Coral reefs at Coc Cheo beach have recovered and preserved.

Revived corals, heart of Ha Long Bay, unique and interesting natural landscape, marine species, coral reefs, marine eco-tourism

Survey results on biodiversity in Ha Long Bay in 2015 proved there were 110 species of hard coral and 37 species of soft coral.

Revived corals, heart of Ha Long Bay, unique and interesting natural landscape, marine species, coral reefs, marine eco-tourism

Some reefs with high numbers of species are Coc Cheo, Cong do, Ang Du, Cong Dam, Luoi Liem and Vung Vieng areas.

Revived corals, heart of Ha Long Bay, unique and interesting natural landscape, marine species, coral reefs, marine eco-tourism

Coral reefs in Ha Long Bay have shown good signs of recovery, especially in terms of branched corals.

Revived corals, heart of Ha Long Bay, unique and interesting natural landscape, marine species, coral reefs, marine eco-tourism

The coral reefs in Ha Long Bay are home to many different marine species.

Revived corals, heart of Ha Long Bay, unique and interesting natural landscape, marine species, coral reefs, marine eco-tourism

Corals in the heart of Ha Long Bay cover many species with different colours and shapes, creating beautiful biotopes under the sea.

Revived corals, heart of Ha Long Bay, unique and interesting natural landscape, marine species, coral reefs, marine eco-tourism

The large red coral reef at Coc Cheo beach has been preserved almost perfectly.

Revived corals, heart of Ha Long Bay, unique and interesting natural landscape, marine species, coral reefs, marine eco-tourism

During low tides, coral reefs dazzle in the sun like a brilliant flower garden.

Source: NDO 



 
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