The Times reports that attitudes towards the consumption of shark fin soup may be changing in Hong Kong.

A survey of about 1,000 Hong Kong residents, published here earlier this month and believed to be the most in-depth study of its kind to date, showed 78 percent of respondents considered it “acceptable” to leave shark fin soup off the menu at events like weddings.

That is a pretty surprising majority

In the end, the only way sharks will survive on the planet is if the Chinese stop slaughtering them. So maybe there’s hope yet.

And on the scientific front, here’s a cool story about a hammerhead tracked as it swam from the Florida Keys to…New Jersey?

The Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that this is far more northerly than the species’ northernmost previous sighting, off North Carolina…