Reproductive Biology of Endangered Marine Turtles under Extreme Climatic Conditions, Qatar (2013-2016)

Nesting populations have been well documented in the Arabian Gulf, but scant information exists on foraging populations. Data on this dominant phase of their live cycle are critical to determine how turtle populations will be influenced by various natural (e.g. climate change) and anthropogenic (e.g. fishery pressure) stresses. Unfortunately, there is no published information for Arabian Gulf turtle sex ratios in the wild or on the population dynamics with regard to growth, survival and sex ratios, and no descriptions of non-adult components of the populations. These data are crucial for understanding the status of turtles in those life stages least studied by modern science

Development of Oil and Gas Industrial Base at Kg. Rancha-Rancha, Labuan, Malaysia (2013-2014)

The marine ecology component of the Detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (DEIA) was undertaken by MRF on behalf of Chemsain Konsultant Sdn Bhd for the Development of Oil and Gas Industrial Base Project commissioned by the Labuan Corporation. The project involved a reclamation development as part of a larger development area of the Rancha-Rancha Integrated Port,…

Block SK317B, Pelangi-1 Offshore Exploration Drilling Campaign, Sarawak, Malaysia (2013)

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Block SK307 Nearshore Exploration Drilling Campaign, Sarawak, Malaysia (2013)

MRF was contracted by Chemsain Konsultant Sdn Bhd, to contribute the marine ecology component of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Study for drill sites Siwa South-1 and MNE-1, as part of the Block SK307 Nearshore Exploration Drilling Campaign, commissioned by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd. MRF was contracted to identify, analyse and describe marine features (coral…

Dalak Pipeline Environmental Baseline Survey, Labuan / Sabah, Malaysia (2012-2013)

This marine environmental baseline survey was undertaken by MRF on behalf of Chemsain Konsultant Sdn Bhd for the Dalak Pipeline Project, commissioned by Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd. The Dalak Pipeline Project comprised the construction of a 44.2-km gas pipeline which tee-off from the main Sabah-Sarawak Gas Pipeline (SSGP) in Sipitang running in parallel to the southern…

TED trial monitoring and estimation of sea turtles mortality along the Coast of Pakistan (2012-2014)

Marine turtle populations in Pakistan are being been depleted through harvests of eggs and adults and as bycatch in shrimp trawl fisheries. Trawl fisheries are considered one of the world’s greatest fisheries-related threats to sea turtles but Turtle Excluder Devices (TEDs) offer practical low-cost solutions allowing catch to be retained while turtles are excluded. Pakistan…

300MW Combined Cycle Gas-Fired Power Plant Project at POIC Lahad Datu, Sabah, Malaysia (2012)

The marine ecology component of the Environmental Impact Assessment was undertaken by MRF on behalf of Chemsain Konsultant Sdn Bhd for the 300MW Combined Cycle Gas-Fired Power Plant Project commissioned by Eastern Sabah Power Consortium Sdn Bhd. The proposed Project comprised the installation of a 300MW net combined cycle dual-fuel (natural gas as main fuel/distillate…

South of Embley Port Expansion Project, Queensland, Australia (2012)

MRF was contracted by URS Australia to review and update the marine species profile information data sheets and review impact assessment and mitigation measures for the South of Embley Matters of National Environmental Significance (MNES) and Environmental Impact Statement on behalf of Rio Tinto Alcan. MRF’s desktop scope of works included reviewing the existing write-ups…