Hydrophyte communities in the Tam Giang - Cau Hai lagoon

Cao Van Luong, Dam Duc Tien, Nguyen Thi Nga


The Tam Giang - Cau Hai lagoon in Thua Thien – Hue province is the largest lagoon in South East Asia and also one of the places having the largest area of seagrass in Vietnam. The study results from 2009 to 2017 showed that 6/7 seagrasses were identified (Halodule uninervis is a newly recorded species, however, Halophila minor is not recorded) and there were 08 freshwater grass species (with the exception of Potamogeton maackianus), with a total area of 2,840 ha. In particular, the area of seagrass has been recovering significantly from 1,000 hectares in 2009 to 2,037 hectares in 2017.


Seagrass, Tam Giang - Cau Hai, lagoon, Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15625/1859-3097/20/2/12965 Display counter: Abstract : 16 views.

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