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Cetaceans

Ocean Park chief Allan Zeman rejects claims its dolphins are overworked

Ocean Park has dismissed claims that its dolphins are being overworked and used as a tool to lure more visitors, adding that human work concepts are not applicable to the sea mammals.

Tuesday, 14 August, 2012, 4:14am

In blue whales' wake

In April, whale watchers off Sri Lanka's southern coast were greeted by an unsettling sight: the lifeless body of an 18-metre-long blue whale. Its nearly severed tail was floating in the water.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Whales the stars of thin story

Like oil tycoon J.W. McGraw (Ted Danson) says in Big Miracle, helping save whales is good for public relations. There are so few ways to go wrong. And that's precisely the feel of the film - it knows it can't go wrong as long as whales are the subject matter and saving them is on the agenda. Because really, who would criticise a film with such a positive message?

22 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Dinosaur puts bite on visitors

Incredible paintings come to life in Hangzhou. These 3-D, lifelike images were created using perspective and shading techniques to fool the eye of visitors. Witness a roaring dinosaur bursting into the room. Visitors also have the chance to interact with the exhibits to feel the special effects, such as feeding an elephant, pulling the tail of a tiger or kissing a dolphin.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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. South Korea has announced that it plans to resume catching and killing whales for 'scientific research', a loophole in the 26-year moratorium on commercial whaling long exploited by Japan and Iceland.

16 Jul 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

Diver takes conservation role

The Ocean Park Conservation Foundation appointed four-time Olympic diving gold medallist Guo Jingjing as a marine conservation ambassador at its annual charity dinner last week.

'Water has been an important part of my life since an early age, so I care deeply about the fate of marine life,' Guo (pictured) says.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hunt causes worldwide ripple effect

The Issues

Some dolphins are caught and sold to theme parks, but most are killed for food. Some are killed for 'pest control', or culled, because there are too many dolphins eating fishermen's catch and affecting their livelihood.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Bloody truth of man's cruelty to creatures

Animals feel pain and should be treated with respect, just like you and me. In some countries, anyone that deliberately beats, injures, or slaughters animals in a way that makes them suffer can be charged with animal cruelty.

28 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

I love Hong Kong ... I nominated Henry Tang

Tycoon Li Ka-shing, the city's richest man, stands his ground

The dolphin show before my time was purely about entertainment. What I see now is a very simple tank show. What's really important is the message

Ocean Park boss Allan Zeman, upon being urged to set his dolphins free

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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