Current status and variation trend of seagrass beds in coastal water of Son Tra peninsula, Da Nang city

Authors

  • Nguyen Xuan Hoa Institute of Oceanography, VAST, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Nhat Nhu Thuy Institute of Oceanography, VAST, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Trung Hieu Institute of Oceanography, VAST, Vietnam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15625/1859-3097/16405

Keywords:

Seagrasses, Son Tra peninsula, Halophila ovalis.

Abstract

Species composition of seagrasses in coastal water of Son Tra peninsula was less diverse, with three species identified. Halophila ovalis was dominant. The seagrass beds are mainly distributed in Bai Nom and Bai But, with a total area of about 1 ha. The seagrass beds had been seriously degraded in both size and structure. Approximately 9 ha of seagrass beds (90% of total area) disappeared compared with data of 2005. Halophila ovalis had only been distributed at a depth of 2–3 m. Coverage, shoot density, and biomass of seagrass beds had also decreased.

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Published

2021-06-30

How to Cite

Nguyen Xuan, H., Nguyen Nhat , N. T., & Nguyen Trung , H. (2021). Current status and variation trend of seagrass beds in coastal water of Son Tra peninsula, Da Nang city. Vietnam Journal of Marine Science and Technology, 21(2). https://doi.org/10.15625/1859-3097/16405

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