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Whale found in Andalusia with 17kg of plastic in stomach

The whale, washed up last year on a beach in Andalusia, had over 17kg of garbage blocking its stomach, including 30 square metres of plastic sheeting, said Renaud de Stephanis, a marine biologist at the Donana Biological Station, run by the Spanish National Research Council.

Saturday, 9 March, 2013, 3:31am

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.

Chairman Allan Zeman said that if trainers and park veterans thought the shows were too stressful for the animals, they would not be run.

14 Aug 2012 - 4:14am

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

Dolphins at Ocean Park 'should be set free'

Ocean Park should take a lead in ending the practice of keeping dolphins in theme parks, a renowned conservationist said yesterday.

At a forum attended by Allan Zeman, the attraction's boss, Richard O'Barry said most dolphins captured in the wild were imported into China.

This meant the park could play a key role in stopping the trade.

17 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Dolphin-study funds on hold after Solomons changes leaders

Ocean Park has halted controversial plans to fund a study that might have led to it importing dozens of bottlenose dolphins from the Solomon Islands.

27 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

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

Ocean Park shifts on dolphins

Ocean Park has changed its mind about how it will fund a study on wild dolphins in the Solomon Islands. The study aimed to have wild dolphins imported to the theme park.

11 May 2010 - 12:00am

Miss Dolphin

Artist BIEN Wing Yip (also known as b. wing) is glad that she can do something to help protect the Chinese white dolphin - one of the world's most endangered species.

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Contaminant level in beached dolphin normal

The level of organic contaminants in the carcass of a Chinese white dolphin found off Tuen Mun's Butterfly Beach on February 19 was normal and not the cause of its death, Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said yesterday.

19 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Rescued dolphin dies after months of treatment fails

Siu Tik, the stranded dolphin rescued on Lamma last year, has died at Ocean Park.

An examination found the rough-toothed dolphin, which had been receiving intensive treatment by Ocean Park staff since its rescue last May, had gastric trouble and various health problems.

8 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Would you like to swim with dolphins?

Christine Ma Kwan-lai

Age: 21

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Yes, I'm quite interested, but I don't know how to swim. If the price was reasonable I would give it a go. But the price of the programme provided by Ocean Park is rather expensive. If I was able to get close to a dolphin I would ride on it.

Tinging Lai Hoi-ting

18 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Dolphin dies despite signs of recovery

The Chinese white dolphin that was rescued from the shores of Sai Kung five days ago has died at Ocean Park, after appearing to have been on the road to recovery.

Preliminary findings in the postmortem examination suggest that cardiac and pulmonary problems caused her death, which occurred at 5.18am yesterday.

14 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

OLDEST DOLPHIN IN HK DIES IN OCEAN PARK

Gordina, Hong Kong's oldest dolphin, died yesterday at Ocean Park, its home for almost 25 years. She had helped to promote education and conservation. A dolphins' life-expectancy is between 30 and 40 years. Gordina had reached 39 but had been under close observation since November.

28 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Park offers pass to world of discovery

Ocean Park has launched a new and exciting programme to provide visitors with more fun and entertainment.

In addition to enjoying the park's facilities, members of the 'SmartFun 21' programme can broaden their horizons through a world of discovery and learning.

15 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Biopsy programme planned

We refer to two articles that appeared in the South China Morning Post, after the Agriculture and Fisheries Department-sponsored dolphin colloquium in Hong Kong from July 1-3.

29 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

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