Corals of Pulau Perak: After 46 years of scientific solitude

Affendi Yang Amri, Badrul Huzaimi Tajuddin, Yong Ai Lin, Kee Alfian Abdul Adzis

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    Underwater surveys were done at Pulau Perak in 2004 and 2006 to investigate whether corals were present after the last scientific expedition in 1958. Using a modified Reef Check method at two study stations at 5 m and 15 m depths, it was documented that corals were not only present but had a high cover of up to 58%. Abundant fish life and high numbers of the banded coral shrimp were observed. A very distinct Crown-of-Thorns Sea Star population unlike the ones found in other Malaysian waters was also documented. The island and its surrounding water should be declared a marine park as it harbours a rich diversity of pristine corals and other marine life.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)75-81
    Number of pages7
    JournalMalaysian Journal of Science
    Volume27
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Keywords

    • Pulau perak
    • Reef check
    • Reef wall
    • Scleractinian coral

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    Amri, A. Y., Tajuddin, B. H., Lin, Y. A., & Adzis, K. A. A. (2008). Corals of Pulau Perak: After 46 years of scientific solitude. Malaysian Journal of Science, 27(3), 75-81.

    Corals of Pulau Perak : After 46 years of scientific solitude. / Amri, Affendi Yang; Tajuddin, Badrul Huzaimi; Lin, Yong Ai; Adzis, Kee Alfian Abdul.

    In: Malaysian Journal of Science, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2008, p. 75-81.

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    Amri, AY, Tajuddin, BH, Lin, YA & Adzis, KAA 2008, 'Corals of Pulau Perak: After 46 years of scientific solitude', Malaysian Journal of Science, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 75-81.
    Amri AY, Tajuddin BH, Lin YA, Adzis KAA. Corals of Pulau Perak: After 46 years of scientific solitude. Malaysian Journal of Science. 2008;27(3):75-81.
    Amri, Affendi Yang ; Tajuddin, Badrul Huzaimi ; Lin, Yong Ai ; Adzis, Kee Alfian Abdul. / Corals of Pulau Perak : After 46 years of scientific solitude. In: Malaysian Journal of Science. 2008 ; Vol. 27, No. 3. pp. 75-81.
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