Vibrant colours: A coral reef on display at the UMS aquarium and museum in Kota Kinabalu. Photo copyright to Star Publication (M) Bhd.
FOR many years, the waters off Sabah have been known for their rich and diverse marine life making the state a divers haven and seafood paradise.
Now, visitors at a corner of the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) campus overlooking Likas Bay can have a glimpse of the treasures of the South China and Sulu seas flanking the state.
This corner is the UMS Aquarium and Marine Museum, part of the university’s Borneo Marine Research Institute.
Visitors are greeted by a replica of a dive site in Sabah’s internationally- renowned diving precinct, Pulau Sipadan.
Inside the aquarium area, visitors encounter three free-standing tanks with more than 50 species of Bornean reef corals.
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