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  1. 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 ...

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    Whales mimic human speech

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in San Diego, California

    ... that divers initially thought it was a human voice. Handlers at the US National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego heard mumbling in 1984 coming from a tank containing whales and dolphins ...

  3. Deaths spark calls for scrutiny of Ocean Park

    Posted Jan 04th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and published in 2003, states that between 1973 and 2002, 76 pinnipeds, or fin-footed marine mammals, of different species died at Ocean Park, with more than 20 of them dying between 1990 and 2002. Meanwhile 131 cetaceans, mammals including whales, dolphins and porpoises, died at Ocean Park between 1974 and 2002, with nearly 20 deaths occurring between 1990 and 2002. The deaths were attributed ...

  4. Big blue

    Posted May 20th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... are easy to spot in the water, it's quite difficult to study these big mammals. Blue whales usually swim at about 10 km/h. But when they want to, they can swim at speeds of 50 km/h. They also ... quite safely. But as we can't dive and swim as well as these mammals, we use video cameras or 'crittercams' to see how whales live. Crittercams are stuck onto the whale's ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. In blue whales' wake

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Matthew Tam Yu-kong, two science students at the University of Hong Kong, spent two weeks in Sri Lanka. They worked with leading marine biologist Asha de Vos and her team. Their mission: to study how ship traffic endangers the graceful marine mammals. Their field trip was part of Ocean Park Conservation Foundation's University Student Sponsorship Programme, which gives aspiring ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Lifestyle - Technology - MARINE LIFE

    Shark brains could hold key to attacks, says study

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to have brains of the same relative size as mammals or birds, she added, debunking any idea that they are "tiny-brained eating machines". The Australian government last month announced ...

  10. The bear necessities of wildlife protection

    Posted Nov 15th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... agencies. The conservation union deploys thousands of scientists to track the threats all land mammals face around the world. According to its report this week, only the brown bear and the American black bear are not under threat- for now. The other six are either vulnerable or endangered. Polar bears, described as marine mammals, have been classified as vulnerable since last year. ...




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