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  1. Study has good news for dolphins

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Levels of toxic chemicals in Chinese white dolphins may be lower than initially feared, but are still cause for concern, researchers have found. The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society tested six biopsy samples taken from live white dolphins for the first time last year. The samples contained the pollutant DDT- a banned chemical used in pesticides- and PCBs. ...

  2. Three dead dolphins washed up on Lantau

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong Badly decayed bodies of three Chinese white dolphins were found washed up on a beach near the Ma Wan pier in Lantau yesterday. The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, which is helping the government with dolphin research, was called in after a passer-by spotted the carcasses at about 6.30pm. Society chairman Samuel Hung Ka-yiu said the bodies had decayed so ...

  3. Young artists express alarm on white dolphins' pollution plight

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their bags and leave. Others fall ill and are rescued by children who try desperately to find them a doctor. These are the lives of Chinese white dolphins as depicted by Hong Kong schoolchildren in a drawing competition that attracted 7,000 entries. So Wing-tung, eight, who won the junior division with her drawing of the pollution-plagued dolphin family, said the marine mammals' plight ...

  4. Wild adventure

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Tsang Shuk Wa

    ... Tsang Shuk Wa Get back to nature by feeding the dolphins and dune surfing on Tangalooma A DETOUR TO TANGALOOMA island, an hour's ferry ride from Brisbane, is worth-while to give children the rare opportunity of interacting with dolphins in the wild. The Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort offers visitors the chance to encounter dolphins in their natural environment. Visitors ...

  5. Yangtze River dolphin's days are numbered

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have drastically reduced the number of Yangtze River dolphins, a world environmental group warned on the eve of World Water Day. The number of the freshwater mammals was put at 13 by a 1997 survey, according to the WWF global conservation group. The WWF said this made it the world's most endangered dolphin or porpoise and the second-most endangered of all species. The number, ...

  6. Clarification: dolphin watch

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong Dolphin Watch received many calls after being featured in the August 6 review, but would like to clarify the following: Children aged three and under are free when accompanied- ... The company donates money to World Wide Fund for Nature (HK) to support the dolphin research project headed by Lindsay Porter, as well as donating 10 per cent of profits to Friends of the Earth (HK) ...

  7. Rescued dolphin dies after months of treatment fails

    Posted Mar 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Siu Tik, the stranded dolphin rescued on Lamma last year, has died at Ocean Park. An examination found the rough-toothed dolphin, which had been receiving intensive treatment ... to improve the dolphin's health, he said. It had not been able to eat without help since its rescue. But its health had improved at one point, with its weight rising from 75kg to more than ...

  8. Art contest focuses on drive to save dolphins

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh An art competition aims to encourage the public to express their love for dolphins and show their creative talents at the same time. The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) have jointly launched a competition- which is now open for entries- based on Chinese white dolphins in Hong Kong waters. The Portraits ...

  9. Students 'Swim' with dolphins

    Posted Apr 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... River in Cambodia, trying to determine the number of dolphins there. Whenever a dolphin was sighted, she quickly recorded the location the environmental data. 'The sun was cruel and we got no shade to hide. It was like a permanent sauna,' said the 19-year-old. 'But we spotted 61 dolphins, almost 80 per cent of the whole population in the river. It's so ...

  10. Hope aquatic

    Posted Nov 16th 2005, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Swimming with dolphins has had startling effects on children with brain defects, but scientists remain divided about the therapy, as Sherry Lee explains LU JUNBIN'S HOPES rise as he watches his seven-year-old autistic son, Weizhi, relax beside a pool in a Shenzhen theme park, delighting in the playful antics of the dolphins. 'My son has begun to show more ...




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