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  1. Celebrated adventurers take a peek at the soul of the sea

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... of the sea. Viewers will be taken to Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the majestic islands of Tahiti to see some of the world's largest, most beautiful, yet endangered coral reefs. A coral ... Andy Cheng A new documentary reveals the beauty of the ocean and takes an in-depth look at endangered coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean. Coral Reef Adventure, lasting 46 minutes, features ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444372/celebrated-adventurers-take-peek-soul-sea
  2. Reef delicacy and great white get better protection

    Posted Oct 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after a surprising victory for conservationists. The humphead wrasse- a reef fish highly popular in Hong Kong restaurants- and the great white shark are among six species to have ... The proposal to restrict trade in the humphead wrasse and the great white shark, which is killed for its fins, had been expected to meet strong opposition from influential fishing nations. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/474038/reef-delicacy-and-great-white-get-better-protection
  3. On the beach

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... Angsana Resort & Spa Great Barrier Reef Queensland, Australia www.angsana.com DO NOT BE ALARMED if you get laughed at while baring all in readiness for your full-body massage at Angsana Spa Great Barrier Reef. It's nothing personal - the 'laugh' is the signature call of Australia's kookaburras welcoming you to their enchanting part of the world. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/476438/beach
  4. Living proof of dying oceans

    Posted Apr 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson For decades, scientists and others fascinated by Australia's Great Barrier Reef have been puzzling over the cause of periodic starfish infestations that kill ... Australia's northeast coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the world's biggest marine park and contains the largest continuous coral reef system, with the richest biological diversity. Water quality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450726/living-proof-dying-oceans
  5. Happenings

    Posted Oct 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Study Trip to Australia from August 14 to 28. We stayed with host families and had a lot of fun. The visit helped improve our English. I was impressed by the Great Barrier Reef, which is one ... It was the first time we had seen whales swimming in their natural habitat. After we arrived on Green Island, we explored the waters while riding on a glass-bottom boat. It was great to see corals without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472888/happenings
  6. Coral fish stocks at crisis point

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Six-year study finds overfishing has depleted species to a level 10 times lower than Great Barrier Reef Fish populations in sensitive coral areas around Hong Kong's ... Barrier Reef, parts of the Philippines and substantially lower than coral areas in Thailand. Dr Cornish said the fish population in the marine park in Sai Kung was 'among the lowest ever ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441741/coral-fish-stocks-crisis-point
  7. Scientist's warning on marine park fishing falls on deaf ears

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... to fish- were about 10 times lower than in Australia's Great Barrier Reef and substantially lower than in coral areas in Thailand. The only coral area worldwide where he found a level of fish ... and artificial reefs.' Dr Cornish, who works at the University of Hong Kong's Swire Institute of Marine Science, responded that the department's observations were 'not relevant'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444172/scientists-warning-marine-park-fishing-falls-deaf-ears
  8. Ruling on West Bank barrier is courageous

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tension and minimising the impact on people's lives. The barrier has already caused great hardship. But at least this courageous judgment by the Israeli court will give some hope to those ... are sensitive and likely to arouse strong emotions. The ruling by the Israeli Supreme Court this week on the security barrier in the West Bank is a striking example of the principle being put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/461745/ruling-west-bank-barrier-courageous
  9. Barriers in the way of tapping S American oil and gas

    Posted Nov 21st 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... But experts says the mainland is making great strides in the resource-rich region, which could become a significant oil and gas supplier by the end of the decade. The hunt for new suppliers continued ... such as Argentina and Bolivia, could significantly boost their exports but China and Latin America must overcome barriers. Jeremy Martin, an energy expert at the Institute of the Americas in San Diego, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/478957/barriers-way-tapping-s-american-oil-and-gas
  10. Barrier trials to replace axed events, says Club

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Aitken

    ... But in a more surprising move, the race cut from each race meeting will be replaced by barrier trials to qualify unraced horses to run in Class Four. 'We were finding that many new horses in Class ... many new horses,' he said. The club has also reduced the distance of griffin barrier trials from 1,000 metres to 800m following submissions by trainers. The new retainer system ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/441495/barrier-trials-replace-axed-events-says-club

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