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Jellyfish cleaned up in Langkawi

Post Number:#1  Postby timyang » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:49 am

LANGKAWI: Thanks to a group of some 100 volunteers from various agencies and non-governmental organisations, the waters at this idyllic tourist destination are fast becoming clear of jellyfish.

During a day-long outing, they helped to collect the deadly sea creatures during a gotong-royong at Pantai Chenang here yesterday.

Organised by the Langkawi Development Authority, 200 box jellyfish of various species, including the common Carybdeid Morbakka, were caught by the group using the common fishing nets.

Langkawi Recreational Club president Datuk Mansor Ismail said the event would be held regularly to make Langkawi waters jellyfish-free and safe for tourists.

"A total of 150 cases involving stinging by jellyfish were reported this year. The move (to remove) should trigger more frequent collaborative effort between various agencies as well as the public.

“Perhaps, catching the jellyfish can be turned into a competition to popularise it.”

Universiti Sains Malaysia marine biology unit officer Sim Yee Kwang, who supervised the event, said samples of the caught jellyfish would be sent to the university laboratory for further research.

He said the jellyfish’s presence in Langkawi waters was not alarming compared with other areas in the peninsula, such as in other parts of the Straits of Malacca.
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Re: Jellyfish cleaned up in Langkawi

Post Number:#2  Postby EddySmellyFish » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:50 pm

Remember last time i watch discovery channel, they claim jellyfish are immortal due to their breeding style @_@

They can be quite harmful, just keep the water clean! ^_^
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Re: Jellyfish cleaned up in Langkawi

Post Number:#3  Postby jgshuwei » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:08 pm

Any action that changing the balance of food chain could have bad impact on the marine ecology system.
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Re: Jellyfish cleaned up in Langkawi

Post Number:#4  Postby ericliow » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:26 am

jgshuwei wrote:Any action that changing the balance of food chain could have bad impact on the marine ecology system.


couldn't agree more, but we human should be blame the most....the consequences is upon us
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