posterMalaysia is essentially a maritime country. Spanning more than 19 degrees of longitude, with more than 4600 kilometers of coastline and bordering four major large bodies of water (Straits of Malacca, South China Sea, Sulu Sea, Sulawesi Sea).

Reviews of the literature (Saifalla et al. 2002) suggest that 29 species of marine mammals have been observed in Malaysian waters. Of these, thirteen species of whales, dolphins, and dugongs are common in Malaysian waters. The most commonly observed species around Malaysia is Bryde´s whale. (The Encyclopedia of Earth)

60sen – Pari Gergaji Jarang (Anoxypristis Cuspidata)
80sen – Paus Biru (Balaenoptera Musculus)
RM1.40 – Paus Pembunuh (Orcinus Orca)
MS 5.00 – Paus Bongkok (Megaptera Novaeangliae)
Sheets: 60sen x 20, 80sen x 20, RM1.40 x 20

Hidupan Laut Terancam_MS RM5

Info: Marine Science Excellence, Marine mammals of Malaysia, Rare whale sighted off Malaysia

Marine Mammals in East Malaysia: Distribution and Interactions with Fisheries. Author: Saifullah A. Jaaman, 2010, 284 pages


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