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Laju Pertumbuhan Karang Porites lutea

Insafitri; Nugraha, Wahyu Andy

Corals are sessile benthic animals, so their life expression, such on their growth rate was indicate of environmental condition where corals life. The study is a survey research, while coral growth rate was examined with restropective method, and descriptive analysis use table and graph. The growth rates each of Porites rom the result of observation in Cemara Kecil Island are beetwen 5,38-17 mm/year. At 3 metres depth west side of Cemara Kecil Island are 14,88 mm/year and 11,77 mm/year at east side of Cemara Kecil Island. At 10 metres depth in Cemara Kecil Island, growth rates of Porites lutea  are 12,38 mm/year at west side and 6,45 mm/year at east side. Growth rate at 3 metres depth is higher than 10 metres depth. The west side of Cemara Kecil Island have growth rate higher than east side.

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