Chiloscyllium punctatum is the most common shark species caught in Hutan Melintang and Kuantan in Peninsular Malaysia, whereas Scoliodon laticaudus is the most common shark species in Mukah and Bintulu in Sarawak. There were also some shark species that were recorded only in the South China Sea such as C.
Are there sharks in Sabah?
Sharks in the Waters of Sabah
Don’t be fooled by its calm waters as Sabah has some sharks roaming its seas, with 50 species calling it home. Yes, Shark Week is over, but every day is a good day to learn more about the sharks that call Sabah home.
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.