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Seasonal Distribution of Benthic Foraminifera in Pangandaran Waters, Indonesia

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The rapid development of tourism in Pangandaran causes various problems such as environmental degradation, environmental pollution and waste problems. Environmental changes can be detected using the foraminifera community. The reasearch aims to analyze seasonal distribution of foraminifera in Pangandaran waters. This research uses the survey method and descriptive data analysis. Ecological factors (salinity, temperature, sediment, depth, pH, DO, clarity, waves and currents) have affected their distribution. Temperature values ranged between 26 to 30 ºC. Salinity values ranged between 15.6 to 31 ‰. The pH ranged from 5.47 to 8.75. The DO concentration varied between 5.43 and 9.7 ppm. The average clarity of Pangandaran waters in the west season ranges from 56 to 104.5 cm. In Pangandaran waters, the abundance of the Rotaliina sub-order reaches between 75% to 86.5%, Miliolina 11.6% to 19%, and Textulariina 0.05% to 13.4%.
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  • Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Padjadjaran University, Jln. Raya Bandung-Sumedang Km. 21, Jatinangor, Kab. Sumedang 45363, Indonesia
  • Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Padjadjaran University Jln. Raya Bandung-Sumedang Km. 21, Jatinangor, Kab. Sumedang 45363, Indonesia
  • Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, Padjadjaran University, Jln. Raya Bandung-Sumedang Km. 21, Jatinangor, Kab. Sumedang 45363, Indonesia
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