Funding for this research was provided by:
Research University Grant Scheme (03-01-11-1155RU)
Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS/1/11/ST/UPM/02/12)
Received: 23 June 2018
Accepted: 15 January 2019
First Online: 29 January 2019
: Ai Yin Sow currently is a post-doctoral fellowship in Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) who worked out in breeding and culturing of clams. She obtained her Ph.D in Ecotoxicology from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and had written manuscripts regarding on bioaccumulation of heavy metals in Asian swamp eels on four different paddy seasons. Ahmad Ismail is a retired professor in Wildlife Ecology and Ecotoxicology and was the head of Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, UPM. His academic background, active in teaching and research, continuous involvement with NGOs and government agencies have contributed a lot in the development of interest in science and nature among young generations. Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli is currently working as Professor in the Department of Biology from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He showed highly passion and interested in research on ecotoxicology, coastal ecochemistry and isotopes ecology. Mohammad Noor Amal being selected as Associate Professor in Department of Biology from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He’s also one of the top researchers in Epidemiology and aquaculture on fishes. Kamarul Hambali is a researcher in wildlife ecology from Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. His passion in educating young generations towards ecology awareness and had written manuscripts on wildlife and ecology, eligible him as one of recognized researcher in Malaysia.
: The eels were sampled, handled and sacrified according to methods approved by Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, Universiti Putra Malaysia.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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