Pollution and lack of waves in the area would turn beachgoers away, says marine ecologist
....Professor Brian Morton said pollution of the Tolo Harbour and a lack of waves to keep the sand white would make the HK$200 million project at Lung Mei "time, effort and money spent for nothing".
Morton, who spent 33 years researching Hong Kong's marine environment before he retired in 2003, said he would "almost certainly advise against [the project]".....
...He said he would have "severe reservations" about swimming anywhere in the Inner Tolo Harbour, where the beach is planned, because of health-threatening pollution.
Morton also said that wave action that had "aerating effects" on sand and turned it varying degrees of white might not happen at Lung Mei.
"In the absence of significant waves due to its extremely protected location, any sand put there to create a bathing beach would quickly become brown and unattractive for bathers," he said.
The rocky, muddy shore at Lung Mei is a disappearing habitat in the city and should be protected for its rich species, Morton said. ...
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-ko ... d-fail-expert-warns
註：Brian Morton 乃 "The Sea Shore Ecology of Hong Kong" 作者，係 HKU 教左幾十年，好多漁護署高官都係佢學生。