Wuzhizhou Island viewed from Haitang Bay
Wuzhizhou Island is located off the coast of Hainan Province, China. This 1.48 square kilometre island is situated within Haitang Bay, approximately 30 kilometres northeast of Sanya, between Nanwan Monkey Island to the north, and Yalong Bay to the south.
The island is 1.48 square kilometres with 5.7 kilometres of coastline, and has an irregular butterfly shape.
Flora and fauna
The waters surrounding the island contain numerous species such as sea cucumbers, urchins, and tropical fish.
Tropical sea ranch
In May 2011, a construction project began to create a marine ecology area. The "sea ranch" will contain 18,000 cubic meters of artificial reefs over an area of approximately 66.6 hectares. This aquaculture project is funded by a private investment of about 3 million USD.
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- Gwinnell, Philip; Han, Bin (December 2010). Hainan, China's Emerging Jewel - The Definitive Guide. Nanfang Publishing House (南方出版社）. ISBN 978-7-5501-0016-9. p249
- "China's first tropical sea ranch begins construction". News.xinhuanet.com. 2011-05-25. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
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