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Saturday 21st June this year, marked the 8th Annual Reef Day event at The Reef Dive Resort, Mataking Island; in collaboration with WWF Malaysia. The theme this year was “Love the Ocean, Respect the Reef”.
The management and staff of Mataking Island were joined by WWF Malaysia, Green Semporna, Reef Check Malaysia, Wanita Pulau Omadal (WAPO), guests from the resort, students from SK St Patrick and SJK Sin Hwa in Tawau and SK Pekan Semporna and children from nearby Kalapuan. The PGA and Army based at Mataking also gave a hand.
Thank you everyone for your help and support this reef cleanup. The good news is that the amount of marine debris collected on the reef today was much less than our previous cleanup at this reef. This is great news and indicates that there is a degree of marine debris collection going on among the divers that dive this site throughout the year. I know that a few of the local dive shops request the divers pay attention and pick up any marine debris they find when they dive Spanish Rocks Reef, so this is good news for all.