Coral Reefs Diversity in Gili Genting Island Sumenep Madura

Fathorrohman, Fathorrohman and Romaidi, Romaidi and Muchtaromah, Bayyinatul (2013) Coral Reefs Diversity in Gili Genting Island Sumenep Madura. Journal of Biological Researches, 19. pp. 43-45. ISSN P-ISSN: 0852-6834 E-ISSN : 2337-389X

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Abstract

Coral reef ecosystem is the most threatened ecosystem among marine ecosystem in the world due to the combination of anthropogenic and natural disturbances. More research is needed to be monitored and assess coral reef ecosystems, which will be used to find understanding of the ecological integrity and further improvement of the protection strategy in the future. This research was aimed to know the diversity of coral reef diversity at Gili Genting Island, Sumenep Madura and evaluate the condition of coral reef ecosystem based on cover the percentage. Line intercept method was used to understand coral reef diversity and its condition in the desired observation station. The result revealed that 9 families, 22 genera and 45 species of coral have been successfully found, in which Acropora is the most common genus found in in Gili Genting Island. The cover percentage analysis also indicated that the condition of coral reef ecosystem in Gili Genting Island could be classified to very bad category where the total average of cover percentage is 12.55%. These findings provide the preliminary information about the condition of coral reef ecosystem in small island that might be useful for the future integrated management based on ecological perspective.
Keyword: cover percentage, coral reef, diversity

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0699 Other Biological Sciences > 069999 Biological Sciences not elsewhere classified
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Bu Bayyinatul Muchtaromah
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2017 02:07

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