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  1. Arid climate killed off Australia's big beasts

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Archaeologists say they may have finally solved one of Australian's biggest puzzles - how its giant prehistoric animals, collectively known as megafauna, were driven to extinction. ... with the megafauna for at least 6,000 years. The reason the giant animals died out about 36,000 years ago, they claim, was because Australia gradually became more arid and food sources more scarce. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429827/arid-climate-killed-australias-big-beasts
  2. At home in saltwater and fresh

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu The Chinese sturgeon, like salmon, lives in both saltwater and freshwater. They lay their eggs high up in the river, where they live for about a year before swimming down to the sea. They do not return to the river for another 12 to 18 years, wh ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645282/home-saltwater-and-fresh
  3. Prehistory mystery

    Posted Aug 12th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... competing theories. On one side are those experts who believe the megafauna were slowly edged out by climate change. As temperatures dipped, so the argument goes, the type of vegetation blanketing ... is hotly contested by other scientists, however, who blame humans for wiping out the megafauna, by hunting and changing the landscape from woodland to grassland using fire. They argue that many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/511821/prehistory-mystery
  4. Comment - Blogs - BEAUTY

    World Oceans Day: celebrating beauty and our “blue heart”

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 02:28pm by TAMA LUNG

    ... working to save manta rays and other vulnerable species through her Marine Megafauna Foundation.  “If I had one wish, it would be that we could find a greater sense of balance with nature, give ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1525233/world-oceans-day-celebrating-beauty-and-our-blue-heart
  5. Kraken

    Posted Nov 21st 2010, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Kraken by China Mieville Pan Macmillan HK$104 China Mieville has been called many things in his career. Science fiction novelist. Steam punk. Defender of genre fiction. Agent provocateur: he's an outspoken political commentator. Thanks to ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731148/kraken
  6. Record results fuel bullish talk of a prosperous future

    Posted Sep 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Neil Runcieman

    ... The addition of 23 new stores and a significant increase in same-store sales have lifted Little Sheep. Reports by Neil Runcieman Little Sheep Group (the Chinese name and brand reads 'Little Fat Sheep'), the hotpot restaurant chain that listed in ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653503/record-results-fuel-bullish-talk-prosperous-future
  7. Intelligent, playful giants that rarely attack unless provoked

    Posted Jan 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Considered intelligent, social and playful, sea lions are protected marine mammals native to coastal areas of California, South America and Australia. Some species, like the Californian sea lion, are easily trained and often used as entertainer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/665538/intelligent-playful-giants-rarely-attack-unless-provoked
  8. Ocean Park introduces 5 Chinese sturgeon to their new aquarium

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Ocean Park's five latest Olympic icons went on show yesterday in their new private quarters. The five Chinese sturgeon, sent from Beijing after one of five sent earlier was killed by a barracuda, are isolated not only from potential attacke ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/648458/ocean-park-introduces-5-chinese-sturgeon-their-new-aquarium
  9. Ocean Park nets five more sturgeon

    Posted Jul 15th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Fish to go on show in time for Olympics Five more Chinese sturgeon will be sent to Hong Kong this month to replace one that died and to ensure that they can be showcased on August 8, in time for the opening of the Olympic Games. This will be Bei ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/645283/ocean-park-nets-five-more-sturgeon
  10. Urban Jungle

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Celebrity vet Dr Eric Lai shares his views on society through the eyes of animals. Give him your feedback at urbanjungle@scmp.com This week: Wonders of the deep In the deep freeze and eternal night of the depths of the Antarctic's Ross Sea, named aft ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/635985/urban-jungle

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