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Aquarium and Marine Museum of University Malaysia Sabah

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The Institute is located at the seafront, with a jetty to the sea, berthing facilities for research boats, finfish and crustacean hatcheries, well-equipped laboratories.

Aquarium and Marine Museum of University Malaysia Sabah

Aquarium and Marine Museum of University Malaysia Sabah

Aquarium & Marine Museum

A state-of-the-art marine museum of Universiti Malaysia Sabah campus.

Established in 1995 by Borneo Marine Research Institute (BMRI) to promote education, research and training in conservation and sustainable development of marine resources.

Situated within the Borneo Marine Research Institute (BMRI) Complex adjunction to the Sepanggar Bay area, this aquarium and marine museum boasts one of the best aquarium facilities on the Borneo Island.

Among its facilities are the free standing exhibition tanks, live open water reef exhibition centre, live shallow reef exhibition centre, mangrove walk, contemporary Marine and Maritime Museum, Multimedia Interactive Information Kiosk, and Sipadan deep dive diorama.

Universiti Malaysia Sabah located just beside the sea. There is an aquarium in Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

The Aquarium and Museum is just beside the Marineís faculty. Before the SEA WORLD of 1 Borneo open, UMS's aquarium this is the only aquarium in Sabah. This aquarium open for public visitor at a very low rate.

There is a skeleton of a Cuvierís Beaked Whale in the Marine Museum. Cuvier's Beaked Whale are dark grey, others a reddish-brown. Cuvierís Beaked Whale can grow up to about seven meters in length and weighs 2-3 metric tons. They can live up to forty years.

More about Aquarium and Marine Museum of University Malaysia Sabah

Remora is also known as Shark Sucker  always attach to sharks. Remora has an oval-shaped sucking disc to allow them to attach to larger fishes. Remora can grow to 1meter  in length. It can vary in color. They often present in shallow inshore brackish areas, as well as around coral reefs. They are ground at depths ranging from 20-50 meters. Remora has a widespread distribution in most tropical and some warm temperate marine waters.

Remora can grow to 1 m in length.. !t can vary in color. It is often white with distinct dark stripes, but large individuals may be entirely gray

Remora uses the sucking disc to attach to larger fishes, most commonly sharks and rays.

When attached to a large predator, Remora eats food scraps from the feeding activity of its host. If is also known to eat
parasites off the host's body

Reimora has an oval-shaped sucking disc. This disc, which is a highly modified dorsal fin, is positioned from the top of the head to the interior part of the body. The lower jaw projects forward well beyond the upper jaw

Ikan Gemi menggunakan cakera penghisap untuk melekat pada haiwan yang lebih besar seperti ikan jerung, pari dan penyu.

Apabila melekat.dengan hos yang besar, Ikan Gemi memakan lebihan makanan dari hos. la juga rnakan parasit yang melekat pada badan hos.

Ikan Gemi mempunyai cakera penghisap berbentuk oval. Cakera ini merupakan sirip doral yang diubahsuai dan terletak di atas kepala ikan. Rahang bawah ikan ini jelas lebih panjang dari rahang atas.



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Universiti Malaysia Sabah 's aquarium is a place to  find out more about marine precious resources and their importance in our ecosystem. This is also part of UMS's aim to educate locals on threats that marine habitats face,

Poster displays and audio-visual presentations on Sabah's marine life  also available at the facilities located in the university's Borneo Marine Research Institute.

Modern scientific knowledge is key to conserving Sabah's marine heritage and this is why the institute is holding the awareness campaign on issues related to ocean resources.

There is a need to manage Sabah's marine biological heritage to protect the whole marine ecosystem which is under danger. It is important in the wise use of resources at a time when the sea is facing threat of climate change,

For more details, contact the Marine institute at 088-32000, extension 2331.


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