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  1. 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 ...


    Centre dedicated to 'critically endangered' porpoise is deserted in Jiangxi

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:18pm

    ... state media reported today. The building, built in Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi province, is desolate and covered with thick dust. Some windows are broken. A pool used for breeding dolphins was turned into a fishing pool, Chengdu Business Daily reported. The report said no experts visited the centre since construction was completed in 2005, and the centre failed to save any dolphins ...

  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. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Pink dolphins spur on swimmer to break Hong Kong-Macau record

    Posted May 24th 2014, 06:35pm by Rachel Jacqueline

    ... Rachel Jacqueline Hong Kong-based Briton beats old record by 10 minutes as he salutes his 'amazing' team A large pod of pink dolphins spurred on swimmer Simon Holiday to set ... his parents on his Facebook page. Holliday said he had been swimming with a group of pink dolphins as he closed in on the record. My team have been amazing – Shu Pu has worked tirelessly ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Stranded dolphin dies after being rescued from Tung Wan beach

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Rescue fails to save stranded dolphin A two-metre long dolphin died yesterday after becoming stranded on the beach at Tung Wan, part of the popular Tai Long ... Foundation and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department came to assist in the rescue about four and a half hours later. "The dolphin was found injured with visible external ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Scientist swimming against the tide: Dr Samuel Hung

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Dr Samuel Hung is clear on his mission: the dolphins come first. And that means speaking out against officials for failing to protect them Scientist swimming against the tide It's a hot, hazy afternoon and a marine biologist is taking a group of reporters out to sea for an update on the plight of Chinese white dolphins. He explains how ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Psychiatrist Shimi Kang offers the dolphin way to bring up children

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com The dolphin way to bring up children Just being a parent is confusing and exhausting enough without all those conflicting parenting styles being sold by photogenic ... in the womb. The latest parenting sensation is Shimi Kang, who advises us to follow the way of the dolphin. The Canadian-Indian Harvard-trained psychiatrist's offering, The Dolphin Way offers ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, August 17, 2014

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 01:14am by AGENCIES

    ... powerful quakes. AFP   Dolphins squeal like happy children US researchers think the calls of dolphins are not just ways of signalling to others in the group that there is food around, but expressions of pure delight. The reason they think the dolphins' sounds indicate pleasure is they match the amount of time it takes for the brain to release the hormone dopamine. The study ...




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