Photographers recently captured photos of thousands of shark fins drying on rooftops in Hong Kong.
On January 2, about 18 thousand shark fins were spotted on the roof of a factory building in Hong Kong. The fins—previously left to dry on sidewalks in the public view—have been moved to rooftops where they can’t be seen as easily.
Even though local sales of shark fins have fallen in recent years, Hong Kong is still home to one of the world’s largest shark fin markets.
To learn more:
- Check out this article from NBC News to see all the photos: Backlash forces shark fin traders onto Hong Kong rooftops
- Read this article to find out about the decline in Pacific shark populations
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