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    First field trip in 2010

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    In January 2010, I visited my friends in KL of Peninsular Malaysia.

    One of them, Jan is an European who stayed in my country as a second home. He brought some of us to visit some waterfalls near the foothill of a mountain range. There, I was amazed to see so many big fishes swimming around me without any fear!!! I believe it is a species of Tor; local name is "Ikan Semah".

    Crossing a crystal clear river.









    Fishes are everywhere!



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    Re: First field trip in 2010

    A Malay girl is feeding the fish....











    Underwater shots (using my new Canon Powershot D10):

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    More shots....

















    ...... to be continued.
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    Re: First field trip in 2010

    Wow this is awesome...
    Please show more!

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    TQ Kenny. Will show more tomorrow...
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    Re: First field trip in 2010

    Thanks Kuching
    is this within KL city? How are the other waterfalls in that area?
    I wish there was a place like this nearby my home haha...

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    No, far away from KL. There is no jungle / crystal clear river full of fishes inside KL.
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    Re: First field trip in 2010

    Few days later, I joined my another friend, Herman & his staff to explore in Pahang limestone areas. It was a bad day. We couldn't find any interesting aquatic plants and fish except the common one.

    A limestone outcrop in West Malaysia.



    We ended up spending most of our time to photograph the cave & interesting limestone formation.







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    We found an introduced species in the lake near the base of limestone hill: Egeria sp.




    Then, we found another floating aquatic plant: duckweed or Lemna sp.





    After that, we headed to another limestone outcrop & found a lot of java fern growing on the stream:










    Habitat:

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    Not far from the stream is a sandy river. We couldn't find anything there cos the aquatic plant can't grow there. The plant which grow on the soft sandy substrate is easily swept away by strong water current during heavy downpour.






    Before we're going back to KL, we went to explore another place and found Cryptocoryne affinis in a polluted stream near the farm house.





    Crypt. affinis





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    The water is fast & clear but there are a lot of rubbish there. I feel very shame that in my country, people treat the drains, rivers & waterway as a public "rubbish bin"!!! I removed some rubbish before taking those images....








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    Re: First field trip in 2010

    the fish looks like red kelah to me



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    Re: First field trip in 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.XP View Post
    the fish looks like red kelah to me
    Really? I'm always confuse of Kelah & Semah.
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    Re: First field trip in 2010

    nice shot of the river , those are kelah

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    Re: First field trip in 2010

    I always love to see pictures of your trip.

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    Re: First field trip in 2010

    Thankyou Limz & Shaihulud.
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