Coral Reefs Surrounding the Sembilan Islands Growing Despite Pollution and Other Odds
Source: The Star
March 14, 2012
"CORAL reefs, which are scarce in number at the Sembilan Islands, about 15km south of Pangkor Island, have the potential to regenerate.
Reef Check Malaysia (RCM) general manager Julian Hyde said surveys carried out at the islands last month, showed that corals appear to be growing, despite the damage caused by human activities, pollution and silt sedimentation.
"The reefs are considered to be in relatively good condition.
"Corals at the islands appear to be growing and reproducing well despite the muddy waters and limited sunlight," Hyde said."
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