Friday, September 28, 2007

Undersea Giant Clam garden at Gayana Resort

Kota Kinabalu: The new owners of Gayana Resort on Pulau Gaya, Gayana Eco Resort Sdn Bhd, has undertaken an environmental mission to restore the flora and fauna found within its waters.

Education will be a major thrust of the resort's new conservation wing - the Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC) - a non-profit marine centre that will provide a platform for marine ecology studies, research and education, said aquatic biologist Alvin Wong, head of MERC.

"Our focus will be on Giant Clam propagation," said Wong. "This threatened mollusc would be intensively propagated at MERC and restocked into waters around Gayana Eco Resort to eventually create an underwater Giant Clam garden," Wong said.

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