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Experimental Result Paper | Marine Environment | Indonesia | Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022
Condition of Coral Reef Ecosystem Cover in the Selayar Islands Marine Protected Area
Budiman Yunus | Basse Siang Parawansa
Abstract: Coral reefs in the marine protected area of the Selayar Islands are one of the expanses of ecosystems found in Indonesia's tropical marine waters which have a very important position in the treasury of the national marine wealth. The importance of this coral reef ecosystem, apart from being a medium for nutrient supply, breeding, care and protection, as well as a place for biological, chemical and physical cycles to take place, as well as being a protector against currents, storms and tidal waves. Since 1987 this area was pioneered as a marine ecotourism area in the Takabonerate area of the Selayar Islands, South Sulawesi Province. Through observation surveys as well as the Point Intercept Transect (PIT) method, it was found that the condition of coral reef cover in the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the archipelagic zone and in the mainland zone generally indicates medium (moderate) meaning that this coverage area requires recovery time in the future for recovery. to good condition. In line with LIPI's research (2007), this area is included in the Middle and Northeastern Indonesia water zones which are in moderate to relatively good coral reef cover conditions.
Keywords: Coral reefs, Selayar islands
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 10, October 2022,
Pages: 465 - 469