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  1. New study takes aim at dolphin pollution threat

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh Hong Kong researchers will use crossbows to take tissue samples from live Chinese white dolphins for a new study. They have, however, stressed that this will not hurt the marine mammals. The two-year study to monitor the number of Chinese white dolphins, also known as Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, and their distribution in Hong Kong was launched ...

  2. Students 'swim' with dolphins

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... trying to determine the number of dolphins there. Whenever a dolphin was sighted, she quickly recorded the location and 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 worthwhile.' ...

  3. Drumming up support for dolphins

    Posted Sep 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to condemn the annual slaughter of dolphins, which, activists say, claims the lives of almost 20,000 each year. Organisers said 59 international animal rights groups took part in the protest against the annual hunt in Taiji and Futo in which, they said, most dolphins were stabbed and slashed on the spot, before being loaded onto trucks- sometimes still conscious- to be processed into meat ...

  4. Therapy with dolphins should not be allowed

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your sentimental article about Shenzhen's dolphin-assisted therapy programme (Hope Floats, Post Magazine, December 17) is deeply disturbing, not to mention irresponsible, especially at a time when Ocean Park is talking of providing more captive animals for our 'entertainment'. Keeping dolphins captive is a very controversial issue in general, and using them ...

  5. Deadly waters

    Posted Dec 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Sixty per cent of water in the Yellow River is now unfit to drink and the Yangtze River dolphin is feared extinct- after up to 25 million years of existence. Is it too late to rescue China from environmental doom? Write to us ...

  6. Hope floats

    Posted Dec 17th 2006, 12:00am by Brandon Zatt

    ... Amid the pollution and cutthroat commercial frenzy of Shenzhen, dolphins are being used to transform the lives of disabled children? free of charge. Brandon Zatt meets the remarkable woman ... of the theme park. But her office is also the command centre for the park's Dolphin Swimming Partners and Blue Sea Environmental Protection Agency. The facilities are basic: cement floor, a hard ...

  7. The magic of ice

    Posted Aug 08th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lam Lok-chi A secondary student carves an ice dolphin at Cityplaza yesterday. She was part of a group of seven secondary students who earned high praise from ice sculptor Suen Wanjie after ... sculpture,' said Mr Suen after handing diplomas to the students, who carved out ice sculptures of penguins, butterflies, dolphins and plums. The students demonstrated their new-found skills ...

  8. Nature's cruel way

    Posted Feb 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Sai Kung resident Rob Arrow with a porpoise he found washed up on the beach in Sheung Sze Wan. The one-metre finless dolphin was found early yesterday morning. Its head had been injured and some of its skin had peeled off. The mammal had originally been misidentified as a baby whale but the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department later confirmed ...

  9. Couples take plunge at Ocean Park

    Posted Jan 09th 2006, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng When Lok King-wah and Carmen Wong Ka-man promised yesterday to care for each other for the rest of their lives, their witnesses were relatives, friends... and dolphins and sea ... not yet come into effect. Mr Lok and Ms Wong, both animal lovers, said the most memorable part of the ceremony was directing dolphins to sing. 'We were so close to the dolphins. At that time, ...

  10. Oceans of care

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... background gave me an edge. YP: What are your daily duties? N: I work at the Ocean Theatre. We have eight dolphins and six sea lions. Our team is responsible for taking care of and training those ... not listen to orders. If the dolphins are not in a good mood, we will try to make the sea lions perform and vice-versa. In addition, we clean the facilities, prepare food for the animals and act ...




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