Status of coral reefs infront of Universiti Malaysia Sabah jetty

Aldianah Aling @ Tony (2005) Status of coral reefs infront of Universiti Malaysia Sabah jetty. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)


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Coral reefs of Sabah are under serious threat due to destructive fishing such as dynamite and cyanide fishing that is widespread throughout the state waters. This paper presents the results of Reef Check and Line Intercept Transect surveys in font of UMS jetty. The general status of coral reefs in front of UMS jetty is in poor condition. The overall percentage of hard coral is 27%. There were eight benthic categories of hard corals that were found at the study site and a total of two families of targeted fish were found at all stations. However, there were no targeted invertebrates recorded in the transects. Even though the reefs at the UMS jetty are in poor condition, there is some diversity of corals and other marine organisms. The reefs that are disturbed by human activities such as destructive fishing methods and near shore development have the potential to recover if proper measures are taken to ensure that these factors do not continuously affect the area.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coral reefs, UMS jetty
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301-705.5 Biology (General) > QH540-549.5 Ecology
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2012 11:24
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 08:30

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