Great White Shark

Huge shark is spotted in Hong Kong

Twelve beaches in Hong Kong were closed after a large shark was seen near Lamma Island last week.

Wednesday, 11 July, 2012, 12:00am

Family tells of terror after shark shuts down beaches

A woman has described the terrifying moment when she saw a huge shark as she swam with a group of children off Lamma Island.

Police confirmed the presence of a shark yesterday and authorities ordered the closure of 12 beaches on Lamma and Hong Kong Islands.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Philippe Cousteau

'When I go filming, I usually stay on a 60ft boat. I have to get up in the middle of the night for the watch hour. It's pretty boring: you just sit in the cockpit and make sure there is no anchor slippage. In some parts of the world you also have to make sure no other boat is approaching yours in the middle of the night.

10 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

T-Mac's bowl of shark's fin soup raises hackles

US basketball player Tracy McGrady has drawn fire from local wildlife campaigners and animal rights activists for devouring a bowl of shark's fin soup during his recent visit to Hong Kong.

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

Have your say

No excuse for mix-up

I refer to the article 'Two more bodies mixed up at mortuary' (SCMP, July 27). This news makes me really angry.

This is the second mix-up this year. I think the process of transporting and handling corpses needs to be reviewed.

9 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Great white swims into shark heaven in South Australia

It was the closest thing to shark heaven. A four-metre-long great white shark managed to find its way into an experimental fish farm off the coast of South Australia packed with more than 300 tuna.

25 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Misunderstood and endangered sharks given bad press

The article headlined 'Is this the summer of the sharks?' (South China Morning Post, June 2) was a piece of shameless, tabloid sensationalism.

13 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Taskforce on standby for shark emergency

A taskforce to tackle sharks will be on standby this summer ready to implement emergency measures.

Closing beaches, doubling up nets, installing repellent devices and even hunting would be considered in the event of an 'outrageous and unprecedented danger posed to the public'.

19 May 1997 - 12:00am

Fishing for the facts

Harald Kvam measured the temperature of the tepid waters off Sai Kung yesterday, as he has almost every other day since the 1997 swimming season began last month.

3 May 1997 - 12:00am

Scientists prove Vic right

A MONTH or two ago, when the Australian professional shark hunter Vic Hislop opined that Sai Kung's regular June shark attacks were the work of one or more great white sharks returning annually to feed at the same location, the idea was ridiculed by the Hong Kong Government and academic authorities as nonsense.

23 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Return of the killer sharks

I WAS not surprised by the responses to my letter headlined 'Kill sharks with grenades' (South China Morning Post, July 3). This headline was misleading when taken out of context, as I never implied that all sharks should be attacked in this way. My meaning was 'Use explosives to kill the killer sharks'.

15 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Tepid potboiler

CLINT Eastwood's Heartbreak Ridge (Pearl, 9.30pm) has drawn flak from all quarters. Many saw it as an endorsement of the American invasion of Grenada. Others saw it for what it is; a dismayingly predictable potboiler in which Eastwood, voice pickled in vinegar, goes through the usual motions.

15 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Killing sharks solves nothing

I AM writing with reference to the letter by David Lieu (South China Morning Post, July 3) advocating the use of grenades against sharks.

11 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Don't dabble in the Sea of Death

WE should wish Baroness Dunn good luck in Britain and hope that her new neighbours are not too disturbed by all the white makeup. The Brits are a cultured lot - they invented the queue, which never made it as far as the colonies - and will presume she is a retired Cantonese opera star, probably the one who played opposite Jeremy Irons in M. Butterfly.

24 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

A double dose of laughter

THIS week is shaping up nicely for couch potatoes, with another night's television that's worth watching. Can this last? Spandau Ballet's Martin Kemp (The Krays) plays the Devil disguised as a chauffeur in Growing Rich (Pearl 9.45pm), an acclaimed new mini-series written by novelist Fay Weldon.

23 Feb 1993 - 12:00am