Environment & Health Hong Kong

In Pictures: Hong Kong beaches menaced by trash, ‘weird alien blob’ after Typhoon Nida

On August 1, the Hong Kong Observatory issued Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 8 as Typhoon Nida approached the city. After the typhoon, residents found trash washed up on many of Hong Kong’s beaches.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

Local photographer Martin Williams even made a video of a “weird alien blob” attacking Hong Kong beaches after the typhoon, shot in Cheung Chau.

Typhoon Nida weakened from a severe tropical storm to a tropical storm on Tuesday.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

The Observatory downgraded to strong wind signal No. 3 in the afternoon, and the No. 8 Southwest Gale or Storm signal was taken down after being in force for more than 12 hours.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

Local photographer Torben Kristensen took photos of the aftermath at Big Wave Bay and posted them on Facebook.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

There were also reports of trash at Discovery Bay, Tuen Mun, and Ap Lei Chau following the storm.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

nida typhoon beach trash

Photo: Torben Kristensen.

A beach cleanup event was hosted by environmental group Hong Kong Cleanup at 9am on Saturday at Tai Long Wan on Lantau Island. The group also promoted a petition calling on the government to implement laws on refundable deposits for plastic bottles on its Facebook page.

In Pictures: Hong Kong beaches menaced by trash, 'weird alien blob' after Typhoon Nida