Lumps of palm oil were spotted on Nim Shue Wan beach this morning, August 11, as the environmental disaster continues to spread across Hong Kong.
DB resident Kevin Laurie posted photos of the oily clumps, which range from one to four inches in width, on Facebook this morning. Although the lumps are smaller and less concentrated than on other Hong Kong beaches, they’re a stark reminder than there are still potentially thousands of tonnes of oil in the sea around the territory.
Around DB reported yesterday on the possibility that a second wave of palm oil will hit Hong Kong’s eastern beaches, dependant on tides and currents.
Marine conservation society Sea Shepherd and other non-governmental organisations have pledged their assistance in attempting to reduce the impact the oil could have on marine life in the area.
Image: Facebook, Kevin LaurieTags: palm oil, palm oil discovery bay, nim shue wan