Diversity and Coverage of Coral Reefs in the Olele Regional Marine Conservation Area, Gorontalo
Asniati Ningsi1, Ida Astuti2, Dan Ramdan Monoarfa3

1Asniati Ningsi, Department of Fisheries and Marine, Gorontalo Unversity, Gorontalo, Indonesia. 

2Ida Astuti, Department of Fisheries and Marine, Gorontalo University, Gorontalo, Indonesia. 

3Ramdan Monoarfa, Department of Fisheries and Marine, Gorontalo University, Gorontalo, Indonesia. 

Manuscript received on 10 January 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 06 February 2020 | Manuscript Published on 20 February 2020 | PP: 246-249 | Volume-9 Issue-3S January 2020 | Retrieval Number: C10550193S20/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C1055.0193S20

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Abstract: Olele Marine Park is one of the Regional Marine Conservation Areas (KKLD) which is designated as a conservation area based on the Decree of the Regent of Bone Bolango No. 165 of 2006. As one of the Marine Parks, the Olele KKLD provides a coral reef ecosystem which is an important asset in attracting local and foreign tourists to visit. Seeing tourism activities in the area referred to by monitoring and observing the condition of coral reefs is a big concern to do for the sake of ecosystem sustainability in the future. This study aims to study the extent and extent of coral cover in the Olele Regional Marine Protected Area. This research was conducted in April to May 2019 in Olele Village. The study used the LIT method at three stations at depths of 2 and 4 meters. The results showed station I depth 2 and 4 m wide coral cover 12.8% and 22.9% classified as bad, station II coral cover area 24.1% and 37.5% classified as poor on the surface of 2 m and moderate at height 4 m, while at station III the area of coral cover is 86.5% at a depth of 2 m and 95.4% a depth of 4 m with coral conditions that are still very good. For the index of coral reef diversity in the medium category.

Keywords: Cover, Coral reefs, LIT, KKLD, Olele.
Scope of the Article: Marine Engineering