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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - MEMORY

    Study finds dolphins have longest social memories among animals

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Research is the first to show social recognition in an animal persisting beyond two decades Dolphins are never one to forget a friendly whistle Bottlenose dolphins can ... For the study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Bruck worked with 43 captive dolphins at six zoos and aquariums in the US and Bermuda, collecting whistle ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Dolphins too stupid for suicide, says Ocean Park vet

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Ocean Park vet dismisses claim that Pinky the bottlenose tried to kill itself. Activist disagrees Dolphins 'too stupid for suicide' Ocean Park yesterday countered claims that a dolphin had tried to kill itself by saying the species was not "intelligent enough" to commit suicide. However, one marine conservationist said the remark ...

  3. Corrections & Clarifications

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Regarding the article 'A cruise on the wild side' published on July 30, WWF Hong Kong does not operate boat tours to see dolphins, and Dr Alan Leung from WWF Hong Kong did not say the Hong Kong-Zuhai-Macau bridge works further endangered pink dolphins or their habitats. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ZOO

    Ocean Park launches backstage tours

    Posted Mar 20th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei Wei.lo@scmp.com Baby dolphin on show for first time as Easter visitors get chance to go behind the scenes Ocean Park launches backstage tours Cleo the baby bottle-nose dolphin ... of the park's dolphins who need their teeth brushed or a little time out. The tours were announced as the government's Commerce and Economic Development Bureau revealed figures showing Ocean ...

  5. News - World - NATURE

    Dolphins use names to identify each other

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Study finds that the animals only respond and react when they hear their own unique whistle Dolphins usenames to identifyeach other Wild bottlenose dolphins design unique signature whistles to identify themselves and answer when a close cohort calls them by their name, researchers have found. A study of 200 bottlenose dolphins off the eastern ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MARINE LIFE

    Porpoise death brings tally of dead dolphins found to six this year

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... on a Lantau beach yesterday- at least the sixth dead dolphin found in Hong Kong waters so far this year. The mammal's body was spotted by swimmers at lower Cheung Sha beach, on the southern coast of Lantau Island. Police said the swimmers reported seeing the dolphin floating off the rocky beach outside the shark nets after 6am. The porpoise is about one and a half metres long and it had ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL WELFARE

    Ocean Park gets all-clear on 'suicidal' dolphin

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Park gets all-clear on 'suicidal' dolphin The police have closed their file on alleged mistreatment of an Ocean Park dolphin after government vets found no evidence of wrongdoing, the theme park says. There was a public outcry in May when a video was posted on YouTube showing Pinky, a 14-year-old female Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WILDLIFE

    Work on delta bridge linked to expected decline in dolphin numbers

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by Hazel Knowles, Simon Parry

    ... Hazel Knowles and Simon Parry Bridge work linked to expected decline in dolphins A report to be released within days is expected to partly blame the impact of construction work on the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge for a continuing steep decline in the number of pink dolphins in Hong Kong waters. The average number of pink dolphins- also known as Chinese white dolphins- in Hong Kong waters has ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong needs a third runway, but one paid for by users

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:30am by Mike Rowse

    ... Transport Minister Anthony Cheung Bing-leung and the few remaining Chinese white dolphins swimming near our shores: we don't need one more runway to add to the existing two, we need at least ... landing and parking charges, and probably a special "airport development" levy on individual passengers. The green groups are still fighting a gallant battle on behalf of the dolphins ...

  10. 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 ...




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