- Mersing Marine Park (also known as the Johor Marine Park) consists of 13 South China Sea islands off the east coast of mainland Johor, Malaysia See it here
- The island group and its surrounding waters was gazetted as a Marine Park in 1994 under the Fisheries Act 1985 (Amended 1993).
- The islands are Pulau Harimau, Pulau Mensirip, Pulau Goal, Pulau Besar, Pulau Tengah, Pulau Hujong, Pulau Rawa, Pulau Tinggi, Pulau Mentinggi, Pulau Sibu, Pulau Sibu Hujung, Pulau Pemanggil and Pulau Aur.
- Within the Mersing Marine Park there can be found:
More than 228 species of hard corals, including:
- 33 species of Acropora sp
- 9 species of Montipora sp
- 7 species of Fungi sp.
- 5 species of soft coral like Plexaurids sp.
Over 400 species reef fish.
Objectives of Marine Parks
- Conservation and protection of coral reef areas from human induced impacts to sustain fisheries resources.
- Upgrading and conserving the natural
habitat of endangered species of aquatic life
- Establishment of zones for recreational
use consistant with the carrying capacity of the area
What are the benefits of Marine Parks
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- The ecosystem of marine life will be protected abd properly managed
- Rejuvenation of over exploited zones
- Protection of threatened and endangered marine
- Enhancement of educational and research activities in
- Providing conducive and safe recreational activities
for the visitors