Malaysia’s underwater has great marine life and coral reefs lie in the islands of the South China Sea and the Celebes Sea. Species of large fishes are regular sightings in our world-renowned Sipadan Island and Layang-layang Island of Borneo. Whilst, island in Peninsular Malaysia such as Perhentian Island, Redang Island, and Tioman Island are common for spotting harmless blacktip sharks, sea turtle, and many other creatures within its beautiful coral gardens.


Out of the thousands of different species found in our ocean, this book covers four categories of marine life, which are coral, pelagic and reef fish, cephalopod and shellfish, and nudibranch.


This coffee table book is presented in pictorial manner with simple morphological characteristics descriptions of the collection of underwater photos taken in several Malaysia Islands. It is aimed to share the wonders of Malaysian reef life: to entertain and inspire conversation as well as to contribute the fellow educators and underwater enthusiasts.

Instructor Biography

Associate Professor Dr Norhayati Daud was an ex-staff from the Biology Department, Faculty of Science and Mathematics in Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris.

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