KARAKTERISTIK LOKASI PENELURAN PENYU HUBUNGANNYA DENGAN STRUKTUR DAN KOMPOSISI VEGETASI DI PANTAI SEBUBUS KECAMATAN PALOH KABUPATEN SAMBAS

. Mursalin, Setia Budhi, Togar Fernando Manurung

Abstract


The tutle nesting beach in Subdistrict of Paloh is a turtle habitat of nesting and breeding process. The hot spot area on Sebubus Beach has a total length of ± 19 km. The physical characteristics of coastal morphology and structure of the natural vegetation that make up the area, beach with a slope greater 30% and shade of vegetation affect the nest moisture. The research was conducted in August 2016 to examine the physical characteristics of the beach in relation to the structure and vegetative composition, with the method of observation and plot lines. The plot line method is used to calculate the significance of vegetation at every point where turtles lay eggs. The slope of the turtle nesting beach is 4% - 9%, with temperatures of 25,9°C – 29,81°C. The dominant species on each segment on the segment S. Belacan – Tj. Api is dominated by all growth phases by Garcinia celebrica L., sapling by Vitex pubescens Vahl, poles and trees by Casuarina equisetifolia. Tj. Bendera – Tj. Limau Manis the phases of seedlings, saplings and trees by Shorea collina Ridl and poles by Eugenia sp. While Baywan – Bandang at the seedling and tree phases is dominated by Eugenia sp, sapling by Meonaucina caiycina, and poles by vetica rassak (Korth) Blume.

Keywords: characteristics of nesting sites, Sebubus beach, turtle,vegetation.


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