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  • Aug 23, 2014
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Sai Kung shark may have been dangerous newcomer to Hong Kong

The Sai Kung shark featured in a video that grabbed attention online last week is believed to be a more dangerous species that originally thought, and one that has never before been reported in Hong Kong waters.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 7:25am

Oxford students call for boycott of Somerville College ball over shark display

Students of Somerville College, Oxford, whose alumni include Margaret Thatcher, plan to boycott a college ball next month if plans go ahead to display a live shark in a tank as entertainment at the party.

25 Apr 2013 - 2:17am

Hong Kong in a frenzy over Sai Kung shark-sighting video

In a video that yesterday went viral, a six-foot (1.83m) shark emerges from the sea in Sai Kung to shock two anglers reeling in a fish. The video posted on Facebook shows one of the anglers struggling, with the shark at one stage appearing to grab the fish on his rod as his pal records the extraordinary scene.

21 Apr 2013 - 12:35pm

China bid to overturn shark protection deal fails

China, Japan and other pro-shark fishing nations on Thursday lost a bid to overturn a landmark deal to offer international trade protection for several species of the ocean’s oldest predator.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

No more shark fin is good news

I've just read that the mainland is planning to ban shark's fin soup from being served at official banquets. While many people believe the dish is a symbol of wealth, it requires the killing of millions of sharks each year.

The creatures are often butchered in cruel ways. Their fins are cut off and the sharks are thrown back into the ocean to die.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:08pm

'One person can make a difference', speakers say

Small but significant actions that make the world a better place - that was the theme as 400 people gathered in Wan Chai last night to listen to a host of inspiring stories.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:50pm

Having a whale of a time

This week's top 10 album downloads on iTunes

1 Uncaged, Zac Brown Band

2 The Dark Knight Rises (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Hans Zimmer

3 Collide With the Sky, Pierce The Veil

4 Spark Seeker, Matisyashu

5 Away From the World, Dave Matthews Band

6 Weight & Glory, KB

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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.

Anne-Sophie Girard was one of the first people to see the giant fish. She was on a boat at Sham Wan, on Lamma, enjoying a party with her family and friends. But suddenly the boat's captain saw a fin in the water. He quickly told the swimmers to get back on the boat.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Constitutions are not fixed in stone

I refer to the letter by K. M. Chong ('Small- house grant elevated to constitutional right under Basic Law', June 28).

8 Jul 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