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Macrobenthic community at nesting grounds of horseshoe crabs (Tachypleus gigas and Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda) at Pahang Coast, Malaysia

John, Akbar and Seth, Sihin and Khan Chowdhury, Ahmed Jalal and Yunus, Kamaruzzaman (2011) Macrobenthic community at nesting grounds of horseshoe crabs (Tachypleus gigas and Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda) at Pahang Coast, Malaysia. In: 10th International Annual Symposium (UMTAS 2011), 11-13 July 2011, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Macrobenthos consists of the organisms that live at the bottom of the water column and are visible to the naked eye (usually >0.5mm in size) 2.About 80% of the benthic organisms are Epifauna that are living on or are attached to the surface of rocky areas or firm sediments play an important role in ecosystem processes such as nutrient cycling, pollutant metabolism, dispersion and burial, and in secondary production 3.Macro invertebrate species offers a spectrum of responses to environmental stresses and a broad range of responses to different pollutants 4.The food preferences of horseshoe crabs are well studied from the wild environment while the similar studies are still scanty along their nesting ground

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 3575/2405
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Kulliyyah of Science > Institute of Oceanography and Maritime Studies
Depositing User: Professor Ahmed Jalal Khan Chowdhury
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2011 08:57
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 13:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2405

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