THE WWF Big Fish Count 2005 has revealed the rich biodiversity of Hong Kong waters and reinforced the importance of conservation. Ten teams of scuba divers joined the second Big Fish Count, organised by WWF Hong Kong and mainly sponsored by the Sino Group. Held on October 2, it involved an eight-hour fish-spotting challenge in which two to four buddy pairs of divers formed a team. The contest started and finished at Pak Sha Wan pier in Hebe Haven and the participants were allowed to make three dives each between 9am and 5pm anywhere in the eastern waters of Hong Kong. In addition to raising money to support WWF's marine conservation and education programmes, the event also aimed to raise awareness in the local diving community about Hong Kong's diverse fish life and the threats it faces. After a hard day in the water, the Professional Award for the highest number of fish species recorded in one dive went to Canon CUHK MSL team, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong's Marine Science Laboratory, which recorded 53 species of fish in a dive at the coral communities of Sharp Island in Sai Kung. The same team also won the Champion Award (for the highest total number of species recorded by a team on the day), with a new record of 96 species, six more than last year's winning total of 90 species. Second place went to Aston Martin HKU The Swire Institute of Marine Science with 92 species, while Environmental Protection Department with 78 species came third. All ten teams recorded 172 species in total this year, 20 species more than last year. The lists of species recorded at the different sites will be compiled into a fish biodiversity database to reveal more about fish diversity in Hong Kong. Have you joined any environmental activities recently? Young Post invites you to share your experiences. Send details of the programme (250-350 words in English) and photos to email@example.com . Please include your name, age, school and contact details.