Australia on Friday created the world’s largest network of marine reserves, protecting a huge swathe of ocean despite claims it will devastate the fishing industry.Friday, 16 November, 2012, 3:50pm
Australians are poised to take revenge on the much loathed cane toad - by turning the warty pests into liquid fertiliser. Cane toads were deliberately introduced to Queensland from South America in the 1930s to prey on a beetle that was devastating sugar cane plantations.10 Feb 2006 - 12:00am
Police and lifeguards yesterday attempted to quell fears that a shark was lurking in the waters off Repulse Bay after a second reported sighting in as many days.
Swimmers were ordered from the water again after a tourist reported seeing a shark inside the protective net at the beach at 4.18pm.9 Jun 2004 - 12:00am
It was rush hour in Singapore and my taxi was crawling its way through snarled traffic along Orchard Road. The driver, in the time-honoured tradition of cabbies the world over, was keen to strike up a conversation.
He asked me where I was from and I told him I lived in Sydney.25 Aug 2002 - 12:00am
Banks are getting tougher to please. Apparently on top of your ability to remain demonstrably solvent, Standard Chartered is now interested in your ability to belt out a good tune before giving you a credit card.
A colleague recently responded to a Standard Chartered promotion offering cards with no charges.10 May 1999 - 12:00am
They mate for life and perform a twirling dance of courtship every morning, a prelude to one of the most bizarre forms of reproduction in the animal world: male pregnancy.
Sea horses might inhabit a mythical kingdom of strange beasts if they did not frequent the seas off South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.28 Apr 1997 - 12:00am
Pang Wing-kam, 48, drowned off Clear Water Bay Second Beach. His body was found by a diver checking anti-shark nets.7 Aug 1996 - 12:00am
Net attraction - Urban Councillors Mok Ying-fan (left), Lee Kwok-keung and Dr Ronald Leung Ding-bong donned wet suits yesterday with four other colleagues to inspect shark nets at Repulse Bay. The Urban Services Department claims floating rubbish is damaging the expensive nets.6 Jun 1996 - 12:00am
Going out in the water at my local beach recently I was pleased to note that it was unusually clean and, moreover, that a net had been placed which prevents rubbish from floating shorewards.19 Apr 1996 - 12:00am
LIFEGUARD services resume today on the Urban Council's 11 gazetted beaches including Repulse Bay, Shek O, Deep Water Bay, Stanley Main and Turtle Cove. The $38 million installation of shark nets is expected to be completed this month.1 Mar 1996 - 12:00am