Friday, 22 November 2013

Spadenose sharks in Tai Po Hui Market, Hong Kong on 22 November 2013

Species: Spadenose shark (Scoliodon laticaudus)

Location: Tai Po Hui Market, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Date: 22 November 2013

Comment: These are about 2 feet long. This is a small shark – these are adults.

Hammerhead Shark in Yeung Uk Road Market, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong on 15 November 2013

Species: Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna spp)

Location: Yeung Uk Road Market, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Date: 15 November 2013

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Seahorse caught near Discovery Bay, Lantau on 29 October 2013.

Species: Hippocampus spp., possibly H. Kuda

Date/Time: Early morning. 29 October 2013

Location: At a location near Discovery Bay, Lantau, Hong Kong.

Circumstances of capture: A local fisherman caught the seahorse using a net at a regular fishing location of his. He has previously caught seahorses at the same location, suggesting there is a colony living there.

Comment: Fishermen are an invaluable but underutilized source of information on marine biodiversity in Hong Kong and surprisingly conservation minded when you get to know them.