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The occurrence of harmful algal bloom species in the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia

Mohammad Noor, Normawaty and Anwar, Encik Weliyadi and Ong, Fang Sing (2012) The occurrence of harmful algal bloom species in the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. In: International Conference on Science, Technology & Social Science (ICSTSS2012), 21-22 Nov 2012, Kuantan, Pahang. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Harmful algal bloom (HAB) has been reported in the west coast of Sabah since 1976 and the occurrences have caused negative fficts to human health and loss to aquaculture industry' However, no HAB has been reported in the east coast of Sabah although the causative organism has been reported in this area. Therefore, in order to evaluate the status of HAB in the east coast of Sabah, samples were collected at several sampling sites during both South West monsoon and North East monsoon' physical and chemical parameters were also recorded. Results showed that the causative organism found in the west coast of Sabah was not present in the study area. However other potential HAB species such as Ceratium furca has been identified. Comparison between physicol and chemical parameters between the east and west coast of Sabah showed signifficant differences in nutrients concentration between the east and west coast of Sabah. The presence of potential HAB species indicates that the east coast of Sabah may experience HAB problem in the future if factors triggering the bloom are not well managed

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6635/32128
Uncontrolled Keywords: harmful algal bloom, aquaculture
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Science
Depositing User: Dr Normawaty Mohammad Noor
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 16:03
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 07:50
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/32128

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