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  1. Killer whales the most toxic mammal: study

    Posted Jan 09th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... that Norwegian killer whales are the most toxic mammals in the Arctic. Previous research awarded this dubious honour to the polar bear, but a new study shows that killer whales have even higher levels ... The research was carried out by the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) and partly funded by the Norwegian Research Council. 'Killer whales can be regarded as indicators of the health of our marine ...

  2. New study takes aim at dolphin pollution threat

    Posted Apr 10th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... 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 ... contaminants on the mammals' health. AFCD's senior marine conservation officer Joseph Sham Chun-hung said the department has been studying this rare dolphin for the last 10 years to help ...

  3. Students 'swim' with dolphins

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The pair were among six Swims students who won sponsorship from the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation (OPCF) for a marine mammal conservation trip to Cambodia. The other four students joined a 13-day Marine Mammal Stranding Network, co-organised by the Fisheries Department of Cambodia, to obtain first-hand information on the status of marine mammal conservation in the area. ...

  4. Resume

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh 2000: Graduated with a degree in environmental science from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and was employed by Ocean Park as a marine mammal apprentice 2001: ... and Technology Enquiry: www.ust.hk The path Contract marine mammal apprentice- the contract duration is 18 months; apprentices learn basic training techniques by assisting in the training of all marine ...

  5. Oceans of care

    Posted Jan 18th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... LILIAN GOH Name: Ng Po-lun Age: 28 Occupation: Marine mammal trainer Young Post: How did you join Ocean Park? Ng: I studied environmental science at university, which helped develop my ... marine mammals. There are daily performances for visitors to the park. We train the animals to bow, jump and wave. But they are not always obedient. Like humans, they sometimes get angry and do ...

  6. Mega Exhibition on Fossils of Ancient Mammals

    Posted Sep 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mega Exhibition on Fossils of Ancient Mammals On loan from the Beijing Museum of Natural History, an exhibition of rare and precious 65-million-year-old mammal skeletons, including an eight-metre long paraceratherium tienshanensis (right), the largest terrestrial mammal of the prehistoric world; a straight tusked elephant; and a four-metre tall realistic, animated woolly mammoth ...

  7. Bat found in Plover Cove may be only mammal unique to HK

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Donald Asprey A new species of bat- and, perhaps, a whole new grouping- has been discovered roaming the night skies over the northeast New Territories. It is thought to be the only mammal unique to Hong Kong. A single specimen was captured in August during a 'mist-net survey' of bat populations along the banks of the Wu Kau Tang stream adjoining Plover Cove Country Park, ...

  8. Horseshoe crab 'will disappear without funding'

    Posted Sep 20th 2006, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Foundation funding will also help continue the work being done by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department on the Marine Mammal Stranding Response. Department conservation officer ... receiving funding from the Ocean Park Conservation Foundation include a response programme to save stranded mammals, and Chinese white dolphin research and preservation strategies. Money will also ...

  9. Help for endangered species

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foundation in a programme jointly organised by the HKU's Swire Institute of Marine Science and the Department of Ecology and Biodiversity. Third-year student Angela Lam Ka-ki and researcher ... The data they collected will help develop conservation measures to save the mammal from extinction. Second-year student Tracy Pang Chui-yi and researcher Milla Fok Man-sze went to Boyang Lake ...

  10. Hunting ban may not be enough to save the whales

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... depletion of some species of the giant mammal has been reversed. Nevertheless, whales have lost none of their power to stir the emotions of conservationists. It surfaced in acrimonious debate ... the ocean, 1 per cent of them are large industrial vessels that can take 60 per cent of the global catch. Overfishing is not the only problem. Sixty per cent of the marine world and its rich ...




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