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  1. Seismic survey will harm dolphins and whales, say greens

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... of a humpback whale last week. But the groups warned that the arrival of the Marcus G. Langseth survey vessel could endanger already threatened marine mammal populations in the region. Organisers ... any more than necessary,' he said. Because of the suspected link between surveys and injury to marine mammals, permission from the American government was required. Documents supporting ...

  2. Whale 'will free itself'

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The best course of action to help the humpback whale stranded in the Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve is to do nothing at all, experts say; its natural instincts will eventually steer it back into open waters. The 10-metre adult whale, first spotted early this week, was either unwilling to leave or was still confused about which direction to go, said Samuel Hung ...

  3. Meet the legends

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... is man. Dugongs are hunted for their meat, hide and teeth. Dugongs are now considered a vulnerable species. See aquatic mammals in Hong Kong Dugongs used to live in Hong Kong's Pearl River ... still have the Chinese white dolphin and the finless porpoise. Check out western waters like Sha Chau and Lung Kwu Chau Marine Park, around Lantau Island and Tuen Mun, for dolphins. Good places ...

  4. Snow survivors

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... are drowned in fishermen's boats/nets every year. Hunters also kill these mammals for their fur/wool. In 1945, there were about 3 million harp seals. By 1970, hunters had killed so many that less ... at all. b. a little sun. c. lots of sun. 6 Penguins are... a. mammals. b. birds. c. marsupials. Go online for more about polar animals Athropolis http://www.athropolis.com Arctic maps according ...

  5. Whale looking lively

    Posted Mar 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Research Project, said it was acting in a lively manner and resurfaced frequently. A group of sightseers in canoes who were getting close to the 10 metre, highly endangered mammal were stopped by marine police. ...

  6. Sea lion trainer says attack was a 'one-off'

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung The Ocean Park trainer who was injured by a sea lion on Thursday said the attack was an unavoidable one-off. The 33-year-old assistant supervisor of marine mammals, surnamed ... that the attack would not affect his job as a marine mammal trainer or his work with Jumanji in the future. 'She's very smart,' he said, adding that she learned things quickly. 'And ...

  7. Sea lion that hurt trainer back in show

    Posted Jan 08th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... its trainer, and the park would investigate. The show has continued without Jumanji, although the incident caused board members to raise questions over the management of animals, and a marine mammal conservationist to challenge the educational value of the feeding show. ...

  8. Hong Kong Faces

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... marine mammals like dolphins, whales... those were my favourites.' The 33-year-old left Hong Kong in 1992 for the University of San Diego in the United States. After 4? years, he studied for a masters degree in marine biology. In the first year of his masters, he followed a US mammal expert, Thomas Jefferson, and came back to Hong Kong as an intern to research the Chinese white dolphin. ...

  9. Sea lion show resumes a day after trainer hurt

    Posted Jan 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng and Simon Wan A marine mammal conservationist questioned the educational value of Ocean Park's sea lion feeding show, which continued yesterday, a day after an animal injured ... and Vancouver simply allowed mammals space to swim. Meanwhile, the park held a meeting on the incident, but the spokeswoman declined to disclose details. On Thursday, Jumanji scratched a trainer ...

  10. Small cost for an oil field, says captain

    Posted Mar 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen A captain of a seismic survey 'quake ship' for China Oil Field Service said he had often encountered marine mammals during oceanic research. 'Dolphins, and some whales, were curious about big ships and often followed us. By the rules, the [high-powered sonic] air guns should not be detonated whenever they were spotted. But in practice, I rarely issued ...




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