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  1. No need for US ships to ruffle the diplomatic seas

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

    ... compressed air, creating a massive sound wave. However, the blasts may reach 180 decibels, and the US observatory acknowledges marine mammals may be affected by noise of 190 dB or louder. The air ... The marine survey vessel Marcus G. Langseth- operated by Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory- has impeccable scientific credentials. There is no doubt the survey it has ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Oil sludge closes beach at Repulse Bay

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Officials are trying to track the source of an oil slick that left sludge on Repulse Bay beach yesterday. The Marine Department says preliminary investigations show the oil ... was alerted at about 9am yesterday to a large patch of oil that was floating off Round Island, which is about two kilometres south of the beach. The oil- which marine officials described ...

  4. Search for oil spill spotted near HK waters

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok and Cheung Chi-fai The government is searching for a large oil spill near Hong Kong waters that was detected by Chinese University, which said it would be a threat to marine ... while a northeasterly wind would take it to Shenzhen. The spill would become a threat to marine ecology if it spread, Zhang said. The institute detected another oil spill from satellite images ...

  5. Saving ships in the night

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Tiffany Wong

    ... Kong Marine Department, he must be prepared for almost anything. As marine officer in the Marine Rescue and Co-ordination Centre (MRCC) he is responsible for monitoring sea traffic ... people. Quick thinking and decisive action were vital to avert further disaster. It was up to Mr Hung and a 16-strong team to contact the Fire Services Department and Marine Police, establish ...

  6. In Brief

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

    ... 3 illegal immigrants held at sea Three illegal immigrants were arrested two nautical miles off Waglan Island after being spotted gathering sea urchins by marine police. The three men jumped into the sea and put up a struggle before being arrested and taken aboard the police vessel. Two of them were later treated at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital. Taxi driver, 69, ...

  7. Diaoyu activists appear in court

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Marine Department inspector said his colleagues had been monitoring a fishing boat carrying Diaoyu Island activists before stopping and examining it because newspapers had ... in Eastern Court yesterday. Lo and Cheung face one count each of carrying passengers without permission. When Marine Department inspectors stopped them on May 3 last year there were nine people ...

  8. Nature's dragons

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ellen Whyte

    ... they are cold-/warm-blooded, these big lizards lie in the sun to raise their body temperature. By regulating their temperature in this way, Komodos need to eat just 10 per cent of the food a mammal of the same size ... mammals, frogs, insects, eggs, and sometimes carrion. The Gila Monster has a very good sense of smell. It can smell a bird's egg buried 15cm in the ground! The Gila Monster eats huge meals. ...

  9. Shippers in dark over mainland oil spill rules

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... more than 1,500 tonnes of oil into the sea. China's new law to prevent and control marine pollution from ships was enacted on March 1. But it cannot be enforced until the MSA approves ... Yantian, Chiwan and Shekou. The Shenzhen MSA has suggested owners and managers sign a clean-up contract with the Shenzhen marine oil spill response unit within the city's marine search ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted Aug 31st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and was still burning at 7pm. 13 suspected IIs held at Sai Kung Marine police detained 13 suspected illegal immigrants at Sai Kung. The group, from Southeast Asia, was stopped near Sai Wan at 10am. ...




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