Sounds fishy! Are there really marine mammals in Malaysia?

Pictured here are just a few of the species we find here in Malaysian waters (clockwise from top left): Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, Indo-Pacific finless porpoise, Spinner dolphin, Dugong, Long-beaked common dolphin, Irrawaddy dolphin, Bryde’s whale, Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin
Which one? Sharks of course! Comic by Safely Endangered
A pod of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins, pictured near the turbid waters of the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve in Perak
Is this still Malaysia? Yes! A superpod of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins is spotted during one of MareCet’s cetacean surveys around the Langkawi archipelago in Kedah
A Bryde’s whale! This species of whale is found in all oceans, but prefer tropical and sub-tropical waters. This individual nicknamed Crater, was sighted offshore from Langkawi. Notice the wound in front of its dorsal fin which is likely to have been caused by some sort of human activity
MareCet team member Sandra, explaining dolphin acoustics to a family during MareCet’s Whales On-The-Wheels mobile exhibition in Kuala Langat, Selangor
(left) MareCet Scientific Officer, Dr. Vivian, showing a group of school students how marine mammal researchers identify individual dolphins through photo identification. This picture was taken during the Blue Planet Green Future event in Quill City Mall in 2019. (right) MareCet bioacoustician, Saliza, giving a presentation to a group of school students in Langkawi during the Sea, Science and Schools Programme
A MareCet volunteer is pictured here interviewing a fisherman in Kuala Teriang, Langkawi. Interviews with local fishermen are important to gain a better understanding of the environment we are working in, and their perceptions of conservation, as well as to properly gauge just how important resources like seafood is to these local communities
MareCet co-founders, Dr. Louisa and Fairul, in discussion with personnel from the Department of Fisheries Malaysia
(left) MareCet team members Dr. Vivian and Jol Ern are pictured briefing volunteers during the International Coastal Beach Cleanup 2018, for Pulau Sibu, in collaboration with Reef Check Malaysia. (right) Look at all that trash! Participants of the International Coastal Beach Cleanup 2018 pose for a picture with the huge pile of trash collected that day
MareCet team members are pictured here during a Matang Dolphin Research survey, taking pictures of the dolphins encountered. Scientific research is a crucial part of the conservation work that MareCet does

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