Malaysia is rich in shark and ray diversity, with many endemic species and endangered species living in the rivers and coastlines of Borneo. These sharks and rays are valuable to the natural heritage and ecology, with increasing value to the Malaysian economy extending beyond fishing to dive tourism.
Are there whales in Malaysia?
There are confirmed records of 11 species of marine mammals in Peninsular Malaysian waters (including Singapore): blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), false killer whale (Pseudorca crassidens), melon-headed whale (Peponocephala electra), short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus), Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella …
Are there sharks in Penang?
It was the seocnd reported landing of a whale shark in Penang. In Jan 2, four fishermen had a surprise catch when a whale shark got into their nets, 10 nautical miles off the coast of Teluk Bahang. The whale shark, a filter-feeding shark, is the largest living fish.
What 2 sharks can live in freshwater?
- the river sharks, Glyphis, true freshwater sharks found in fresh and brackish water in Asia and Australia.
- the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, which can swim between salt and fresh water, and are found in tropical rivers around the world.