Condition of Coral Reef in Kelagian Besar Island

  • Novriadi Novriadi Biology Study Program, Faculty of Science, Sumatera Institute of Technology, South Lampung
  • Khairul Anam Lampung Diving Center, Bandar Lampung
  • Abdul Aziz Anemon Diving Club, Bandar Lampung

Abstract

The coral reef ecosystem plays many important roles for society. One of the its role is as a tourist attraction. Kelagian Island lies near Pahawang island which is the major attraction of marine tourism in Lampung. This position makes Kelagian Island the most potential alternative island after Pahawang Island. However, sufficient information about the coral condition and profile in Kelagian Island has yet to support this potential. For that reason, a study about coral reef conditions on Kelagian island must be conducted to provide information and support the possibility of tourism development on Kelagian island. This study was conducted in August 2022 using Point Intercept Transect (PIT) in three different sites on Kelagian Island. Coral reef condition in 3 meter depth were generally in good condition, meanwhile in 7 meters depth coral reef condition were in medium state. There were 22 genera found in Kelagian island. Acropora and Porites were found dominating three meter depth. On the other hand in seven meter of depth, Goniopora and Favia were abundantly found. Diversity index, Evenness, and Dominance Index in Kelagian Island are 2,29-2,49 (medium), 1-0,83 (stable), and 0,12-0,15 (low) respectively.

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Author Biographies

Novriadi Novriadi, Biology Study Program, Faculty of Science, Sumatera Institute of Technology, South Lampung

Biology Study Program, Faculty of Science, Sumatera Institute of Technology, South Lampung

Khairul Anam, Lampung Diving Center, Bandar Lampung

Lampung Diving Center, Bandar Lampung

Abdul Aziz, Anemon Diving Club, Bandar Lampung

Anemon Diving Club, Bandar Lampung

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Published
2023-12-10
How to Cite
NOVRIADI, Novriadi; ANAM, Khairul; AZIZ, Abdul. Condition of Coral Reef in Kelagian Besar Island. Journal of Science and Applicative Technology, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 78-82, dec. 2023. ISSN 2581-0545. Available at: <https://journal.itera.ac.id/index.php/jsat/article/view/1455>. Date accessed: 23 july 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.35472/jsat.v7i2.1455.