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  1. An inspiring sight for guilty eyes

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford It is almost 10am when the cry 'Dolphin!' goes up. The water is dark brown and choppy, yet the sleek arch and bubblegum pink are unmistakable- a Chinese white dolphin. Despite the seven dolphin experts on the boat having collectively made thousands of sightings, the sleek figures just off the airport elicit sighs of delight. The team remains transfixed ...

  2. Contaminated White Dolphin carcasses being found in HK waters: lawmaker

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... WILLIAM BORTHWICK Twenty-eight Chinese White Dolphins have been found dead in Hong Kong waters since 2004, new statistics released in the Legislative Council on Wednesday showed. Legislator Choy So-yuk, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, told Legco he was concerned about dolphins dying because of damage to their natural habitat. 'It ...

  3. Hong Kong's mascot deserves greater care

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Chinese white dolphin held centre stage at the handover celebrations a decade ago, having being made Hong Kong's mascot for the occasion. With the 10th anniversary of the handover looming, not only is the dolphin apparently missing from the official guest list but it is also feeling increasingly unwelcome in its natural habitat. Plans are advanced to disturb ...

  4. Contaminant level in beached dolphin normal

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The level of organic contaminants in the carcass of a Chinese white dolphin found off Tuen Mun's Butterfly Beach on February 19 was normal and not the cause of its death, ... showed heavy metal contaminants found in liver tissue samples of 25 other white dolphin carcasses were within normal range. Five stranded dolphins were found in the territory last year, 13 ...

  5. Fears for rare dolphins as ferry numbers soar

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Alarm raised at lack of protection for sea mammals The number of vessels, including high-speed ferries, passing through the Chinese white dolphin's habitat has almost ... of the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, said the ferries were potentially deadly because they released high-frequency sounds that distorted the animal's communication system. Research ...

  6. Miss Dolphin

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Michelle Chan

    ... By Michelle Chan Artist BIEN Wing Yip (also known as b. wing) is glad that she can do something to help protect the Chinese white dolphin- one of the world's most endangered species. ... to be published next month. Little Dolphin Missing Home revolves around a primary schoolgirl, Bo Bo, and a baby dolphin. It features the artist's distinctive illustrations. Unlike Japanese ...

  7. Greens exaggerating impact on dolphins, says expert

    Posted Jan 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The impact on the Chinese white dolphin from a liquefied natural gas terminal on South Soko Island is being overstated by some environmentalists, says a leading expert on dolphins. Thomas Jefferson, a US marine biologist who has been involved in local dolphin research for more than 10 years and was hired by CLP Power as a consultant for the LNG project, said fears ...

  8. Sokos plan is but one more assault on dolphins' habitat

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... While WWF has urged the public to fight for the Chinese white dolphin by signing its petition against a liquefied natural gas terminal on the Sokos, neither it nor anyone else is suggesting that the project, by itself, will kill off the dolphins ('Greens exaggerating impact on dolphins, says expert', January 22). As even CLP Power's hired hand, marine biologist ...

  9. Pink dolphins at risk from Lantau reclamation plans

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... conservation group WWF. They fear the proposal will endanger the white dolphin habitats around Lantau. According to WWF, the proposed reclamation conflicts with the government's Revised Concept Plan for Lantau of May 2007. The move will further reduce the Chinese white dolphin habitat, which has decreased by 1,700 hectares over the past 12 years due to reclamation. In addition ...

  10. Tourism offers hope for Mekong's rare dolphins

    Posted Jul 19th 2007, 12:00am by Vincent Macisaac

    ... to help craft a tourism development plan to save the last of the Mekong River's dolphins by turning a 200km stretch of the river into a leading eco-tourism destination. 'The Mekong River dolphin is a treasure we must protect. It is the second tourism icon of Cambodia, after Angkor Wat,' said Thok Sokhum, the Cambodian tourism official overseeing the development of what ...




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