Category Archives: Volume 28

EFFECT OF WATER PARAMETERS ON THE BEHAVIOUR OF INDO-PACIFIC HUMPBACK AND IRRAWADDY DOLPHINS IN COWIE BAY, SABAH, MALAYSIA

ABSTRACT. Many dolphin species around the world are found generally in coastal areas and may be affected by water parameters. Of particular attention are two species of dolphin inhabiting the Cowie Bay on the eastern coast of Sabah; the Indo-Pacific … Continue reading

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DIVERSITY OF MANGROVES ECOSYSTEM IN SEMPORNA MANGROVE FOREST

ABSTRACT. The aim of this study is to determine the diversity and density of mangrove tree species as well as to compare the diameter distribution of mangrove species in Semporna mangrove area. Two types of study area were compared the … Continue reading

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METHOD TO ESTIMATE THE LAND LOSS FROM SEA LEVEL RISE DUE TO GRADUAL WARMING IN KOTA KINABALU, SABAH

ABSTRACT. Debates have been going on for several years regarding the issue of global warming and subsequent sea level rise. Are humans one of the contributing factors to the warming of the Earth’s temperature? Or is it just a natural … Continue reading

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HUMAN INTERVENTION ON MANGROVE AREA IN AMBONG BAY, KOTA BELUD, SABAH

ABSTRACT. Mangrove is one important coastal vegetation that provides natural habitat for much marine life and serves as protection to the shoreline. Most mangrove areas in Kota Belud are located in the southern part (Kuala Abai and Ambong Bay) of … Continue reading

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IDENTIFICATION OF MARINE SAND-DWELLING DINOFLAGELLATES IN DINAWAN ISLAND, SABAH

ABSTRACT. Identification of marine sand-dwelling species is important due to the toxin-producing abilities of some species that may harm human beings. In this study, sand samples were collected for 12 months at Dinawan Island, Sabah. Samples were identified using light … Continue reading

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POSITIVE IMPACTS OF TYPHOON [CASE STUDY ON TYPHOON KETSANA IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA: SEPTEMBER 2009]

ABSTRACT. This brief study depicts the changes of water properties (temperature and salinity profile) after Typhoon Ketsana passed over the South China Sea and the benefits contributed to marine life as well as human being. Argo float data near the … Continue reading

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POPULATION ECOLOGY AND POTENTIAL FOOD SOURCES OF THE SALTWATER CROCODILES IN KAWANG RIVER, SABAH

ABSTRACT. Kawang River is one of the remaining habitats for Crocodylusporosus (saltwater crocodile) on the west coast of Sabah. The objectives of this study are to find the current abundance of C. porosus, to obtain their historical background, list fish … Continue reading

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SILENT TURTLE DWELLERS: BARNACLES ON RESIDENT GREEN (CHELONIA MYDAS) AND HAWKSBILL TURTLES (ERETMOCHELYS IMBRICATA) OF MABUL AND SIPADAN ISLANDS

ABSTRACT. Barnacles are sessile organisms that attach themselves permanently to the surface of hard or living substrates. Marine turtles are one example of living substrates colonised by barnacles. A survey was conducted from August 2010 to February 2011 to observe … Continue reading

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IMPACTS OF RAINFALL, TEMPERATURE AND RECENT EL NIÑOS ON FISHERIES AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS IN THE WEST COAST OF SABAH [2000 – 2010]

ABSTRACT. The impacts of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon on rainfall and temperature as well as the relationships between rainfall, temperature and ENSO phenomenon on fish landings and production of palm oil Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) along the West … Continue reading

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A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF POPULATION DYNAMICS OF GREEN TURTLES (Chelonia mydas) OF SIPADAN, MALAYSIA

ABSTRACT. A study was conducted to observe the population dynamics of residential green turtles, Chelonia mydasin Sipadan Island located off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. Three field trips (3 days in each trip) were conducted from August till December … Continue reading

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