Pulau Sibu, Malaysia

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Location Summary

This site has been identified to be a candidate Important Marine Mammal Area (cIMMA) due to its importance for endangered dugongs (Dugong dugon) and is host to extensive subtidal seagrass meadows, coral reefs, and mangroves.

On a national scale, the site has been identified as an Environmentally Sensitive Area and is currently undergoing designation to become a Dugong Sanctuary, as an official Marine Protected Area under the Malaysian Fisheries Act 1985. The site is special because it is the only place in Peninsular Malaysia where dugong occurrence is frequent and reliable with dense and extensive subtidal seagrass meadows (the feeding grounds of the dugongs).

The site is also the grazing grounds for green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) while cetacean species such as Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis), Indo-Pacific finless porpoises (Neophocaena phocaenoides), Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris), Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) and Long-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus capensis) have also been sighted in the area.

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