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  1. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    How to test the waters for dolphins

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... the waters for dolphins The city may perform "virtual reclamation" to gauge the effects on endangered marine species of creating new land in the western waters. The idea, floated by the government as an unprecedented move, prompted green activists to cast doubts on its necessity. The intention was to put barriers in the sea to see how dolphins would react, permanent secretary ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Activist warns time running out for Hong Kong’s pink dolphins

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 11:39am by Silvio Carrillo

    ... silvio.carrillo@scmp.com Video: The SCMP takes a look at the conditions the pink dolphins face in the Pearl River Delta until 2016. Dr. Samuel Hung, doesn’t mince words when it comes to discussing Hong Kong’s declining Chinese White Dolphin population. 

“Ultimately, you have to blame the Hong Kong government,” he said. 

 The 38-year-old Hong Kong biologist and director of the Hong ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Officials' neglect condemns dolphins

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Neglect of workable survival plan has condemned dolphins Dead dolphins have been a feature of north and west Lantau waters for many years but recently the frequency of mortalities has reached a tipping point. Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, chairman of the Dolphin Conservation Society, and those at Dolphinwatch were merely watching a crescendo of events that I and Jo Ruxton (ex-WWF HK ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Hong Kong's pink dolphins driven out by bridge project

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Green group warns noise and pollution from construction sites has created 'dire' situation for pink dolphins- with just 61 found last year Dolphins driven out by bridge project Just 61 dolphins were spotted in Hong Kong waters last year- the fewest in a decade and less than half the number seen back then. That's according to a study ...

  5. News - World - NATURE

    Record number of dolphins killed by virus off eastern United States

    Posted Nov 10th 2013, 07:19am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Record 753 dolphins killed by virus off US The deadliest known outbreak of a measles-like virus in bottlenose dolphins has killed a record number of them along the US Atlantic coast since July, officials said. A total of 753 bottlenose dolphins the animals washed up from New York to Florida from July 1 until November 3, the National Oceanic ...

  6. News - China

    Stranded dolphin dies after being used as a photo prop by tourists

    Posted Jun 18th 2013, 12:54pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com An injured dolphin in Sanya City, Hainan province was manhandled by swimmers and lifted out of the water for photographs A stranded dolphin died on Monday morning in Sanya City, Hainan province, after being manhandled by tourists who used it as a photo prop. The dolphin was first discovered at 6pm on Sunday evening stranded near Sanya’s Dadonghai ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Tiger mums could learn a lesson from sociable, playful 'dolphin parents'

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 06:25pm by Hazel Parry

    ... Hazel Parry life@scmp.com Tiger mums could learn a thing or two from laid-back dolphin parents, happiness researcher Shawn Achor tells Hazel Parry Splash course Do you hover over your ... after the sociable, intelligent dolphin is causing something of a splash by claiming that a big dose of fun and games is more likely to nurture successful children. Dolphin parenting is the term ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Protesters demand Ocean Park puts an end to dolphin shows

    Posted Jul 28th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Call for dolphin dignity Two protest groups gathered outside Ocean Park yesterday to support the protection of dolphins and call on the park to let the mammals "retire with dignity". While one group used a model of an injured dolphin to highlight the plight of the endangered mammals, the larger group was part of a new global "Empty ...

  9. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    New humpback dolphin species discovered off north Australia

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Scientists expressed “surprise and delight” on Thursday after a new humpback dolphin species was identified off northern Australia, with genetic mapping singling out an animal not previously known to science. A global team led by the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society made the discovery after examining almost 200 dead dolphins and tissue ...

  10. Sport - Other Sport - AMERICAN FOOTBALL

    Miami Dolphins in turmoil amid bullying, racism claims

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 10:21am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press Richie Incognito accused of harassing teammate In the stadium program sold at the Miami Dolphins’ game on Halloween, Richie Incognito was asked who’s the easiest teammate ... that were racist and threatening, two people familiar with the situation said. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins and NFL haven’t disclosed the nature of the misconduct ...




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