Characteristics of turtle laying habitat on vemara beach, Banyuwangi Regency, East Java

W. Isroni, N. Maulida, M. Irfan Muhajir, P. Surya Lesmana, D. Aji Ismail

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Abstract

Turtles have a unique behavior, namely laying eggs on the same beach where they hatched. Turtles as protected animals continue to experience a decline in population caused by various factors including the degradation of nesting habitats. This study aims to determine the condition of the Cemara Beach habitat as a turtle nesting habitat. The research was conducted during September-November 2020 with a survey method by measuring the parameters of the Cemara Beach habitat which include sand temperature, air temperature, air humidity, beach width, beach slope, vegetation types and predators. The data collected was then analyzed descriptively qualitatively. The average air temperature is 28.07oC, the average sand temperature at a depth of 50 cm is 29.95oC, the average air humidity is 71.53%, the average beach width is 40 m and the average beach slope is 11.80 which shows the sloping beach category. The types of vegetation that grow along the coast are ketapang (Terminalia catappa), sea pine (Casuarina equisetifolia), horse tread (Ipomoea pes-caprae), cikumpai cikarao (Lepturus repens). As for the presence of predators identified during the observation, namely ghost crabs (Ocypode cursor).

Original languageEnglish
Article number012087
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume1036
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event4th International Conference on Fisheries and Marine Sciences, INCOFIMS 2021 - Surabaya, Virtual, Indonesia
Duration: 29 Sept 2021 → …

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