Accumulation of settling particles in some coral reef areas of Peninsular Malaysia

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The aim of this study was to determine the accumulation of settling particles in coral reefs of Peninsular Malaysia. Settling particles were collected from the coral reefs of Port Dickson, Pulau Langkawi, Pulau Tioman, Pulau Redang and Pulau Tinggi from 2005 to 2008. The average total settling particles in Pulau Langkawi and Port Dickson was 49.8 mg/cm2/day, while for Pulau Tioman, Pulau Redang, and Pulau Tinggi was 3.5 mglcm 2/day. The results showed that accumulations rate in west coast were higher than east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. However, Pulau Tioman in the east coast received high accumulations rate of settling particles in certain times of the year due to sediment resuspension at shallow reefs caused by high energy seasonal yearly wave and monsoon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)549-554
Number of pages6
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume40
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011

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Keywords

  • Accumulations rate
  • Coral reef
  • Organic matter
  • Peninsular Malaysia
  • Settling particles

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Accumulation of settling particles in some coral reef areas of Peninsular Malaysia. / Lee, Jen Nie; Mohamed, Che Abd. Rahim.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 40, No. 6, 06.2011, p. 549-554.

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