China Digest, December 20, 2012

A 17-year-old waitress was given a suspended sentence of three years in prison for drowning her newborn boy in a Haidian district toilet, the Beijing Morning Post reports.

Thursday, 20 December, 2012, 4:12am

US aquariums look to catch and import wild whales from Russia

For the first time in many years, a consortium of US marine-park and aquarium owners - including SeaWorld - is attempting to import whales that have been captured from the wild specifically for public display.

5 Oct 2012 - 4:24am

Living life in a fishbowl

Marriage brought Wayde King and Brett Raymer together - well, sort of. They're brothers-in-law: King (above left with Raymer) is married to Raymer's sister, Heather. The two men are best known as the outrageous duo in the reality television series, Tanked, showing the day-to-day activities of a company that makes aquariums.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Magical mystery tour of Indo-Pacific ecosystem

The 5,200-cubic-metre Grand Aquarium encapsulates the diverse underwater ecosystem of the Indo-Pacific, showcasing more than 5,000 marine creatures of 400 species in authentic settings.

28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Drop in the ocean

One of the world's largest aquariums opens in Hong Kong today. The Aqua City is the latest attraction at Ocean Park, the theme park that first opened in 1977.

Aqua City is now the first thing visitors see when they enter the park. It covers an area of 20,000 square metres and consists of three major attractions: the Grand Aquarium, the Lagoon and the Sea Life Carousel.

27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Ocean Park fish set for aquarium move

Ocean Park is moving the inhabitants of its Atoll Reef to the new Grand Aquarium over the next few weeks, but not all of the marine life will stay in the park after the relocation.

More than 2,000 marine animals will be transported down the hill to the new Aqua City facility on the park's waterfront, which is due to open at the end of the month.

3 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Fish home sweet home

Finding an ideal home is hard in Hong Kong, but it should get easier - for some fish, at least. A group of teachers has joined forces to help design new homes for the scaly creatures as part of a programme called 'Design to Empower - Learning Design through Marine Conservation'. It is co-organised by Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) and Hong Kong Ocean Park.

1 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

A fish tank in the right place can bring harmony, wealth and happiness

Walking into your home and seeing your beloved dog, cat, bird or turtle can bring wonderful feelings of happiness, love and companionship. However, some pets, such as fish, can increase your wealth, improve your health and help your career, according to the ancient art and science of fung shui.

20 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

One country, two systems covers aquariums too, as Ocean Park discovers to its cost

It might have been just one fish amid thousands in Ocean Park's Atoll Reef, but the death of a rare Chinese sturgeon from the bite of a barracuda has pitched the park's managers into the centre of a national row.

25 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

iPond 'torture box' removed from sale by Australian chain

An iPod speaker that houses a tiny fish tank was pulled from Australian shop shelves yesterday after a flood of public complaints.

The A$70 (HK$470) iPond was proving a popular Christmas gift before the Pets Paradise chain removed it from sale.

17 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Shock risk prompts aquarium pump recall

Two models of Hydor aquarium water pumps are being recalled because of a possible risk of electric shock. The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department had asked consumers to stop using Koralia 2 and Koralia 3 models that bear the batch numbers 644, 651, 703 and 707. A department test had found the pumps could have an electrical problem.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Chopstick Art Aquarium

Koike Masataka from Japan recycles more than 36,000 chopsticks each year and sculpts them into carp, octopus and stingrays. The exhibition is divided into three categories: Master Pieces, Marine Dwellers and River Inhabitants. Today-Sun, 11am-7pm, Central Atrium, UG/F China HK City, 100 Canton Rd, TST. Inquiries: 3119 0288. Ends Sun

28 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Cholera found in restaurant fish tank

A Tai Kok Tsui restaurant has closed temporarily after cholera was found in its fish tank. All its live fish have been taken away for testing and will be destroyed.

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department disinfected the restaurant in Chung Wui Street after test results confirmed the presence of vibrio cholerae.

23 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Goldfish gives up the ghost in pr nightmare

Goldfish may be a symbol of good luck and fortune, especially during Lunar New Year, but when they come dead on arrival it could be seen as a bad omen.

The PR blunder, unfortunately, was committed by Kiehl's, the beauty brand synonymous with protecting the environment.

20 Jan 2004 - 12:00am