About SWIMS

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The Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS) is a research facility of The University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Science, situated on the Cape d’Aguilar peninsula, on the shores of Hong Kong’s only Marine Reserve.  SWIMS provides a first class research environment for marine scientists, especially, postgraduate students, and includes two residential blocks on the cliffs overlooking the academic block.

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With thanks to Mr Ed Stokes and Harvard-Yenching Library, Harvard University

Photo copyright: The President and Fellows of Harvard College

1940s

Until the 1950s, Cape d'Aguilar was devoid of development but was well-recognized locally for its interesting geology.