Ocean Park urged to disclose dolphin deaths after 'attempted suicide' video

Dolphins at the Ocean Park Mammal Breeding & Research Centre. Photo: Sam Tsang

Ocean Park moved earlier this week to dispel rumours that one of its dolphins had “attempted suicide” at the park's Marine Mammal Breeding and Research Centre, insisting that it was just normal behaviour.

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 1:47pm 5 comments

Officials' neglect condemns dolphins

About 800 school children and teachers from 14 schools form the shape of a Chinese white dolphin at Repulse Bay in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Dead dolphins have been a feature of north and west Lantau waters for many years but recently the frequency of mortalities has reached a tipping point.

11 May 2013 - 2:35am

How to test the waters for dolphins

A young pink dolphin and its mother play off Lantau, site of massive public works projects. Photo: AFP

The city may perform "virtual reclamation" to gauge the effects on endangered marine species of creating new land in the western waters. The idea, floated by the government as an unprecedented move, prompted green activists to cast doubts on its necessity.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:07am 2 comments

Briefs, February 4, 2013

The pod was stranded in shallow waters near Albany. Photo: AFP

Thirty French warplanes blasted Islamist extremist's training and logistics centres in northeastern Mali, hours after President Francois Hollande visited the African country, the military said. 

4 Feb 2013 - 5:22am

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Laid-off workers riot at sportswear factory

JAKARTA - More than 1,300 people clashed with security guards at an Indonesian shoe factory that supplies Adidas and Mizuno. The workers were laid off in July after walking out over demands for back pay following a rise in the minimum wage at the start of the year. AFP


19 Oct 2012 - 3:19am

The Cove (film)

If the Japanese government had their way, what happens at the cove would stay at the cove.

Luckily, dolphin conservationist Richard O'Barry and an elite team of activists will stop at almost nothing to expose the annual slaughtering of dolphins at the cove in Taiji, Japan.

26 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

The Cove

The Cove Richard O'Barry, Simon Hutchins, Mandy-Rae Cruickshank Director: Louie Psihoyos

Audiences at film festivals from Sundance to Sydney have lauded Louie Psihoyos' documentary and its unashamedly emotive stance. And The Cove is a film that deserves to be seen.

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

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18 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

What the Broker says...

Hong Kong-based Boto International Holdings is a leading exporter of artificial Christmas trees, with Europe and the United States accounting for 21 per cent and 68 per cent of sales, respectively.

The company is benefiting from a growing preference for artificial trees over real ones.

16 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Boto gains show 10pc increase

Christmas products maker Boto International Holdings' attributable profit has grown 10.26 per cent to $96.67 million for the year to March, on a 6.85 per cent growth in turnover to $665.42 million. Earnings per share were 18.53 cents.

3 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Boto eyes US$6.3m note issue

Boto International Holdings, which designs and makes Christmas trees and trimmings, yesterday said it was raising a net US$6.3 million through a convertible note issue. The company said $3 million of the proceeds would be used to construct a new factory for making outdoor furniture, $2.5 million would go to repaying bank debt, and the remainder used for working capital.

6 May 1998 - 12:00am

Boto International

Shares in Boto International surged 32.44 per cent yesterday after the company sold an 8 per cent stake to red chip Shanghai Industrial.

The company, which makes Christmas trees, surged to $2.225 from $1.68. The company tied up with the window company of the Shanghai municipal government through the sale to Shanghai Industrial's wholly owned subsidiary, GEM Capital.

16 Sep 1997 - 12:00am