Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sipadan corals recover

Kota Kinabalu: The recovery process of the damaged coral reef at Pulau Sipadan following the 2006 barge incident is now almost complete, according to Sabah Parks.

Its Deputy Director Dr Jamili Nais said their concern is now on the fate of coral reefs in the proposed Tun Mustapha Marine Park site in Kudat.

"The proposal to gazette the Tun Mustapha Marine Park in Kudat is worrying us because most of the coral reef areas there are devastated. However, it is hard to say what percentage because they are very localised," he told Daily Express at the Semporna Islands Darwin Project (SIDP) Symposium at Magellan Sutera Hotel, Thursday.

These damages were more due to the human impact, including rampant fish bombings in the area, he said.

"The human impact on coral reefs is more worrying because its negative outcome is more obvious and much faster than natural impacts like global warming.

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