China News Service, April 25. According to comprehensive Hong Kong media reports, on the morning of the 25th, the Hong Kong police received a report from the public for help, pointing out that a large fish was found swimming in the water on the Tuen Mun River, which is opposite to Longmen Residence in Tuen Mun. Its "fins" stick out of the water from time to time, and it is suspected that it accidentally swam into the river from the nearby waters.

After receiving the case, the police classified the case as "animal found".

During the period, a nearby boatman found that the big fish had entered the river by mistake, and also drove the boat to escort it and tried to guide it back to the sea.

  The police pointed out that they received a report from the public in the morning that a suspected shark was swimming in the Tuen Mun River, and no one was injured in the incident.

The police said they believed the big fish was a dolphin and judged that the water was deep enough for the dolphin to return to the sea, and classified the case as an "animal found".

  At the scene, many residents of the neighborhood came to "surround and watch".

Some citizens were surprised to say that it was rare to see such a large fish in the river.

A citizen who claimed to be a fisherman at the scene said that the big fish was not a dolphin but a Mola mola.

  After observing the characteristics of the big fish by diving enthusiasts and nearby boatmen, they all judged that the big fish looked like a "sunfish", and it is not ruled out that they accidentally entered the river channel due to getting lost.

Some fishermen also judged that the fish found this time was about 1 to 2 meters long and believed to be juveniles.

Suspected "Sunfish" appears in Hong Kong's Tuen Mun River.

Image source: Hong Kong Sing Tao Network

  According to reports, the sunfish, also known as sunfish and mambo, is a rare deep-sea fish in Hong Kong. It mainly eats small fish, fish larvae, squid and crustaceans.

The sunfish is a large oceanic fish and is one of the two heaviest known bony fishes in the world, typically weighing between 247 and 1000 kilograms.

  It is understood that Lung Kwu Tan in Tuen Mun is one of the haunts of Chinese white dolphins, and sharks are rarely found in the waters around Tuen Mun.

A shark was found at Tuen Mun Golden Beach in June 2020, and it was closed with a red flag. The next day, a nearly half-meter-long shark carcass was found floating and sinking on the sea.

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