The Malaysian land
mass extends from the Straits of Malacca to the west to the South
China and Sulu to the east. Each of these marine areas represent a
unique environment which house unique communities of marine life.
These communities reflect one of the highest diversity, of expedition
and the Siboga expedition did not pass through these waters. The
marine Diversity Project aims to encourage the cooperation of both the
local and international scientist in the study of marine biodiversity
in the region.