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Baleen Whales

Whaling loophole needs to be closed

Historical sensitivities still set the bilateral relationship between Japan and Korea apart. Now they see eye-to-eye on an activity that many of their friends find repugnant and inhumane.

Monday, 16 July, 2012, 12:00am

Can whales predict a tsunami?

Do whales hear earthquakes long before humans do? A few years ago, when an underwater earthquake happened between Indonesia and Sri Lanka, some people at sea noticed that every whale and dolphin quickly disappeared.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Whale sighted at weekend thought to be calf

A whale sighted off Pok Fu Lam on Saturday may already have left Hong Kong, with conservation officials yesterday confirming there were at least two sightings over the weekend.

A Pok Fu Lam resident who saw the whale from a distance suspected it was a baby humpback. Officers who conducted a search said it was probably a whale but they could not determine the species.

23 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Whale of a mystery

A grey whale has made an appearance in the Mediterranean, and scientists think climate change may be to blame for the whale getting lost.

Grey whales grow to almost five metres long and can live for 60 years. There used to be three major populations of grey whale - in the western and eastern North Pacific Ocean, and in the North Atlantic.

21 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

big blue reporters' day

Name: Jimmy Liu Yeung-ho

Age: 13

Year: Form Two

School: Bishop Hall Jubilee

27 May 2009 - 12:00am

Attention all aspiring eco-journalists

We are looking for teens who want to be reporters, even if English is not their strongest subject.

If you like talking to people, finding out what's going on, experiencing new things or expressing your opinions, Young Post wants to hear from you.

If you're interested in blue whales, keen on conservation work, or have questions for green experts, read on.

20 May 2009 - 12:00am

Channel hop

The world is a tricky place for the little guy who has been screwed over by 'The Man'; the systems that allow corporate greed to flourish also keep Average Joe from fighting back, so, when conventional justice is out of reach, a little Leverage (AXN; Mondays at 10pm) is called for.

17 May 2009 - 12:00am

Attention all aspiring eco-journalists

We are looking for teens who want to be reporters, even if English is not their strongest subject.

If you like talking to people, finding out what's going on, experiencing new things or expressing your opinions, Young Post wants to hear from you.

If you're interested in blue whales, keen on conservation work, or have questions for green experts, read on.

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

Elusive whale disappears again

The stray humpback whale first sighted in the city on March 16 has disappeared again after being spotted in Victoria Harbour off Lei Yue Mun on Thursday. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department and the Marine Department have not been notified of any further sighting. Researchers searched nearby waters yesterday but could not locate the whale.

28 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Whale may have turned its humpback on city

A humpback whale that stayed in Hong Kong waters for a week may have left the city.

The 10-metre whale - first spotted on March 16 - was nowhere to be seen yesterday, according to the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. It was the first time department officials had failed to find the animal since it was discovered.

24 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Whale looking lively

The humpback whale that has attracted the city's attention was spotted off the Po Toi Islands yesterday afternoon. Samuel Hung Ka-yiu, director of the Hong Kong Cetacean Research Project, said it was acting in a lively manner and resurfaced frequently. A group of sightseers in canoes who were getting close to the 10 metre, highly endangered mammal were stopped by marine police.

23 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Whale 'will free itself'

The best course of action to help the humpback whale stranded in the Cape D'Aguilar Marine Reserve is to do nothing at all, experts say; its natural instincts will eventually steer it back into open waters.

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Humpback whale the first of its kind to visit Hong Kong waters

A humpback whale, a species never seen before in Hong Kong, was swimming in the East Lamma Channel yesterday after apparently losing its way, a marine mammal expert said.

18 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Japan's whaling chief tackles mission impossible

Joji Morishita has one of the more unenviable jobs on the global conference circuit: explaining why Japan wants to kill a thousand of the world's most-beloved mammals every year.

At the acrimonious annual meetings of the International Whaling Commission, Mr Morishita spends hours trying to convince western reporters that Japan is not the Darth Vader of the marine world.

2 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Shift of power on whaling body a cause for concern

Japan has for decades risked its international image by campaigning tirelessly for a lifting of the global ban on commercial whale hunting. That wish is a step closer now that it and pro-whaling backers Norway and Iceland have gained control of the regulatory body, the International Whaling Commission.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

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