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Explore the Underwater Ecosystems of National Marine Parks Online in High Definition

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea National Park Service has announced the launch of an online photo album showcasing the stunning underwater ecosystems of the nation’s marine and coastal national parks.


Set to be made available on the National Park Service’s website (knps.or.kr) on February 16, the photo album offers a glimpse into the breathtaking marine life and seascapes captured by researchers from the National Park Research Institute during ecological surveys.


The online photo album, titled “Together at Sea: National Parks Online Photo Album,” features 100 photographs, including images of 43 marine species. Among these are endangered species such as the blunt coral, purple soft coral, encrusting stony coral, and sea whip.

sea snake

The album not only highlights the rich biodiversity within these protected areas but also emphasizes the need for conservation efforts to safeguard these precious marine habitats. 

One of the notable inclusions is a photograph of a large-banded sea snake, a tropical and subtropical marine species, found resting in the waters of Dadohaehaesang National Park.


The presence of such species in Korean waters is seen as evidence of the warming seas around the Korean peninsula, likely due to climate change.

Image credit: The Korea National Park Service, the Ministry of Environment / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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