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  1. Watching over dolphins

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... through the water on their backs. He felt the exhilaration of seeing these magnificent mammals and thought he had learned a great deal about dolphins. Now, as a marine biologist, he knows better. ... facility,' he says. 'People can learn a lot about marine ecosystems there. '[Marine scientists] think very highly of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I think Ocean Park has the resources ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738720/watching-over-dolphins
  2. Water-baby dolphin Angelo is a global first for Ocean Park

    Posted Aug 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at 10 days old. As well as eating fish, he continues to nurse from his mother, which he will do for two to three years. Gary Wong Hoi-ming, curator of marine mammals, said the dolphin could swim ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/977061/water-baby-dolphin-angelo-global-first-ocean-park
  3. When bats, monkeys and pigs are all in a day's work

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Country Park. I remember one day a monkey came and stole our food. It was my first experience with a wild mammal in Hong Kong. I used to watch David Attenborough documentaries on the origin ... in biology and a masters in marine biology. When did you decide you wanted to be a government conservation officer? After my masters, I worked in a commercial laboratory in Australia. I decided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970343/when-bats-monkeys-and-pigs-are-all-days-work
  4. 'Evolutionary cradle' of Ice Age mammals in Tibet

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and this specimen was unearthed along with examples of extinct horse, antelope, snow leopard, badger and many other mammals. The plateau is often called the 'roof of the world' because its 2.5 ... a million years later during the Ice Age. This discovery by Wang and his colleagues has substantiated scientists' long-held notion that some mammals adapted to the global cooling well before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978734/evolutionary-cradle-ice-age-mammals-tibet
  5. Study finds mammals alive and well

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Up to 29 beluga whales can be removed from the wild each year without harm says a four-year sustainability assessment commissioned by five aquariums worldwide, including Ocean Park. The study, conducted between 2007 and 2010, focused on the ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976545/study-finds-mammals-alive-and-well
  6. Park's decision 'bad for belugas'

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry A marine mammal expert who spent four years studying beluga whales in Russia claims the decision not to import them to Hong Kong may do more harm than good to the near-threatened species. Marine mammal scientist Olga Shpak said Ocean Park bowed to political pressure by deciding not to exercise its option to import six wild-caught beluga whales from the Okhotsk Sea. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/980724/parks-decision-bad-belugas
  7. Cousteau's son urges Zeman to save whales

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of not capturing any more marine mammals from the wild for display or entertainment at Ocean Park,' he wrote. Cousteau's father died in 1997. Samuel Hung, chairman of the Hong Kong Dolphin ... the whales- which the park says are being held in a marine facility in western Russia- now face a potentially worse fate if they are instead sold to less well-regulated aquariums on the mainland ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978150/cousteaus-son-urges-zeman-save-whales
  8. Fewer dolphins found in area

    Posted Jun 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A marine conservationist says the plight of the Chinese white dolphin may worsen because the number of the threatened marine mammals seen in Hong Kong ... of marine habitat in North Lantau would be reclaimed. The Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society says the average number of dolphins regularly seen in local waters has fallen from 158 in 2003 to 75 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969977/fewer-dolphins-found-area
  9. Aquarium sparks positive connection

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to build upon this because it supports our core value of education and corporate social responsibility.' The new Marine Mammal Research and Breeding Centre and Veterinary Centre ensure ... and its diverse marine wildlife, says Suzanne Gendron, executive director of zoological operations and education at Ocean Park. All education and interpretation signs in the Grand Aquarium include ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736955/aquarium-sparks-positive-connection
  10. News that mattered

    Posted Jan 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the environment, local wildlife and the tourism industry. The effect on the environment and wildlife was massive. Birds, turtles and marine mammals were most affected. Many of these animals died. Of the dozens of marine mammals rescued, (mainly bottle nosed dolphins), most died. The local ecosystem had suffered irreparable harm. The BP oil leak has stained the beaches of the US and Mexico ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/737207/news-mattered

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