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Abrasion impact towards green turtle Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus, 1758) nesting areas in Sindangkerta, Tasikmalaya Regency, West Java, Indonesia

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Green turtles (Chelonia mydas) are marine reptilians that have habitats in coastal areas to lay eggs. Abrasion is a phenomenon of beach erosion caused by waves and ocean currents which can cause damage to the coast. The purpose of this research is to analyze the impact of abrasion on green turtle’s nesting areas (Chelonia mydas). The research was conducted in the coasts of Sindangkerta, Tasikmalaya Regency, West Java, from December 2019 to January 2020. The method used in this research is observation and survey method, and the data are analyzed comparatively and descriptively. The data used consist of satellite imagery, tide, turtle’s landing, and the characteristics of turtle nesting areas in Sindangkerta coast in the year 1999, 2013, and 2019. The results showed that abrasion changes the condition of the Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) nesting areas which led to a 40.09 m decrease in beach width, 2.04˚ decrease in beach slope, 15.51% increase in sand (fine-medium), and a loss of several coastal vegetation species.
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  • Department of Marine, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor, Sumedang 45363, West Java, Indonesia
  • Department of Marine, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor, Sumedang 45363, West Java, Indonesia
  • Department of Marine, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor, Sumedang 45363, West Java, Indonesia
  • Department of Marine, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Universitas Padjadjaran, Jatinangor, Sumedang 45363, West Java, Indonesia
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