Date
11 December 2017
A netizen uploaded photos of alleged abalones in a Facebook post by a group catering to the Sai Wan community (inset) on Wednesday. Photo: HKEJ/Screen shot of Western District Facebook group
A netizen uploaded photos of alleged abalones in a Facebook post by a group catering to the Sai Wan community (inset) on Wednesday. Photo: HKEJ/Screen shot of Western District Facebook group

Abalones galore as Hato battered Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato brought fierce winds and rain to Hong Kong — and also abalone.

As Hurricane Signal No. 10 went up on Wednesday morning, Hato battered Hong Kong, with some marine life being swept to shore by the raging sea.

In a Facebook post by a group catering to the Sai Wan community, a netizen uploaded photos of alleged abalones on Wednesday, saying there would be more dishes for dinner that night.

The netizen claimed they were abalones that were swept ashore to a bus terminus in Sai Wan.

Other netizens responded that the abalones are probably not safe to eat as Hong Kong seawater is generally dirty.

The poster then uploaded another photo, claiming the abalones had been washed.

He said he intended to cook them thoroughly and that he would stop eating them if he sensed something was wrong.

Meanwhile, a photo of an alleged sea urchin pushed ashore to a housing estate was also circulated on Facebook on Wednesday.

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