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Hydrology of the horseshoe crab nesting grounds at Pahang Coast, Malaysia

John, Akbar and Yunus, Kamaruzzaman and Khan Chowdhury, Ahmed Jalal and Kassim, Zaleha (2011) Hydrology of the horseshoe crab nesting grounds at Pahang Coast, Malaysia. Oriental Journal of Chemistry, 27 (4). pp. 1475-1483. ISSN 0970 - 020X (P), 2231-5039 (O)

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Selected hydrological parameters at the nesting grounds of horseshoe crabs along the Pahang coast were determined. A complete year data from March 2010 to February 2011 was collected using advanced multiparameter meter model Hanna HI 9828 probe. The surface water temperature varied from 29.060C - 19.360C at Balok and 29.10C-15.080C at Pekan station with mean annual temperature of 24.08±2.910C at Balok and 22.97±3.260C at Pekan. Surface water salinity varied from 30.11ppt-2.09ppt at Balok and 33.45ppt – 3.38ppt at Pekan station with mean annual salinity of 17.9±10.63ppt at Balok and 20.5±10.04ppt at Pekan coastal waters. Seasonal fluctuation in the pH of the water varied from 8.65-6.61 at Balok station and 8.18-6.12 at Pekan station. Throughout the sampling period the coastal waters of both the sampling sites were well mixed. The Dissolved oxygen (DO) in the water varied from 7.75-4.21ml/L at Balok and 7.75ppt – 3.06ml/L at Pekan station with mean annual DO of 6.24±0.95ml/L at Balok and 5.76±1.08ml/L at Pekan coastal waters. Physicochemical parameters showed apparent seasonal fluctuation in the salinity of the surface water was observed in both the sampling stations (P < 0.05) while other parameters such as temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen did not vary significantly.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5410/22587
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physicochemical parameters, Salinity, pH, temperature, DO and horseshoe crab nesting ground
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Wan Salwati Wan Salleh
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2012 14:31
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2017 13:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22587

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