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  1. White dolphin found on a beach was 'murdered', say Lamma locals

    Posted Apr 09th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai A Chinese white dolphin was found dead on a rocky beach on northern Lamma Island yesterday, a rope knotted around its tail. Some residents of the island, who were clearly distraught, said the dolphin had been 'murdered'. The dolphin was spotted yesterday afternoon by residents as they walked near Pak Kok on the northern part of Lamma Island. It was lying ...

  2. Ocean Park's water babies

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ocean Park visitors who love 'water babies' are having a great 2011. Earlier this summer, two female sea lion cubs were born. Meanwhile in March, a bottlenose dolphin called ... will continue to drink her milk for the next two or three years. In four months time, another bottlenose dolphin called Gina is due to give birth to a calf. Five facts to know about DOLPHINS 1 Dolphins ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Dolphins at Ocean Park 'should be set free'

    Posted Mar 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Ocean Park should take a lead in ending the practice of keeping dolphins in theme parks, a renowned conservationist said yesterday. At a forum attended by Allan Zeman, the attraction's boss, Richard O'Barry said most dolphins captured in the wild were imported into China. This meant the park could play a key role in stopping the trade. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. White dolphins battle for survival

    Posted Jul 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yang Xu Chinese white dolphins in the Pearl River Delta are threatened by overfishing, pollution and the large number of ships that pass through this stretch of sea every day. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Hong Kong has launched a programme called 'Our Dolphin' to raise awareness among the public and gain government support to protect the endangered species. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Ocean Park chief Allan Zeman rejects claims its dolphins are overworked

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Chief Allan Zeman says shows would not be run if mammals are stressed; they don't work like humans Ocean Park rejects claims dolphins are overworked Ocean Park has dismissed claims that its dolphins are being overworked and used as a tool to lure more visitors, adding that human work concepts are not applicable to the sea mammals. Chairman ...

  9. The plight of Hong Kong's dolphins

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer What? What happened? A news report says boat traffic and underwater noise in Hong Kong's waters are proving too much for Chinese white dolphins (Sousa chinensis chinensis). Numbers have dropped sharply. Who? Who raised the alarm? The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society did. The charitable society was formed in 2003. Its website says it is the only society ...

  10. Fewer dolphins found in area

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A marine conservationist says the plight of the Chinese white dolphin may worsen because the number of the threatened marine mammals seen in Hong Kong waters has fallen by more than a half in seven years. All three key dolphin concentrations- west, northwest and northeast Lantau- saw declines of varying extents. The northeast, near the Brother ...




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