Sunday, October 18, 2015

Some benthic polychaetes in our sediment samples. These species are important indicator fauna for our offshore impact assessment study.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Nesting area for Horsehoe Crab In Pahang

Balok river estuary is an important landing site for horseshoe crab during spawning season. They choose the beach probably due to the availability of the natural diets such as polychaetes and small mollusks as well as the sediment characteristics. The landing was reported not affected by the increasing fishing activity in the area.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

The fate of horseshoe crabs in the Straits of Malacca

Horseshoe crabs inhabiting along the Straits of Malacca are commonly caught by fishermen using drift net. Some are caught by hand. These animals could end their life at the nearby seafood restaurants or being sold to buyers from Thailand.

A villager enjoyed the morning sun with his grandson and the horseshoe crab catch 

This hatchery is a holding place for thousands of horseshoe crabs 


Horseshoe crab is a chelicerate arthropod and well-known as the living fossil. They are found in abundance along the Straits of Malacca. In our recent survey, we recorded their presence and contribution to the local fisheries activity.

Monday, August 3, 2015


Local marine benthic copepod has the potential as  an alternative to our dependency on Artemia and Rotifer in larviculture industry. Laboratory and hatchery observation showed that copepods are the preferred and most adequate food for many marine fish and shrimp  during their early larval stage. They are also preferred diet for seahorse and horseshoe crab larvae.

Significance of local copepods:

· Minimize the limitation in live feed culture technology
· An innovation for large scale culture
· Support diet requirement of marine fish and shrimp larvae
· Increase survival rate of fish and shrimp larvae
· High yield of live feed
· Minimize the fry production cost

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Recent Activities

1 August : Field visit to MH Aqua in Pekan Rawang Sg. Mati, Johor, Malaysia.

This visit reminds me of when we first started our work at a green mussel hatchery in Parit Bunga, Johor, 7 years ago. Our main concern was the seawater supply for microalgae culture. we had to spend on the seawater intake facilities. In MH Aqua, this problem was solved by transporting seawater from the nearby estuary to their hatchery once awhile.