School of Physics - Universiti Sains Malaysia

Undergraduate Geophysics Field Trip To Pulau Payar Marine Park, Langkawi

18 June 2022 – A group of 3rd-year Geophysics Undergraduate students has conducted a field trip to Pulau Payar Marine Park, Langkawi, Kedah. The field trip was part of the compulsory report assessment for course programmes ZGE 461 Advance Geology and ZGE 479 Geology Oceanography. Students departed from the School of Physics and arrived at jetty Kuala Kedah at around 10:30 am. They then took a speed boat transfer to/from Pulau Payar. The trip was led by Dr Md. Noordin Abu Bakar and Dr Ismail Ahmad Abir. This trip was also assisted by Dr Syarawi Sharoni, laboratory staff; Mr Shahil Ahmad Khosaini, Mr Azmi Abdullah and a few postgraduate students. For the Advance Geology part, students were required to analyse and interpret the geological background of the area with reference to the exposed outcrops. They also practiced their field skills such as drawing/sketching and obtaining measurements of dip and strike trends from compasses to identify the structural geology of the area. For Geology Oceanography’s activity, students were required to observe the wave action on seabed ripple formation. At the end of the trip, all students experienced snorkeling activity and enjoyed beautiful underwater sea life at this conserved marine park.











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