Marine Ecology in Malaysia
Sited on Pulau Gaya, Gayana Eco Resort in Sabah has gone above and beyond with the establishment of the Marine Ecology Research Centre (MERC). This forward-thinking centre was established in 2007 as a learning and educational centre, and has evolved into a research and rehabilitation centre. MERC’s mission is to help save threatened and endangered species, with a range of programs.
One is the propagation of giant clams, and MERC has been so successful that it was certified by the Book of Records as the first centre in Malaysia to successfully produce all seven species of the world’s giant clams found in Malaysian waters.
The Centre has also been working to restore coral reefs in Teluk Malohom, replanting broken coral fragments and creating two artificial reefs to rejuvenate marine habitat. MERC welcomes visitors and love building awareness of these important issues. echoresorts.com/community/merc