Abstract

As a stenothermal organism, coral easily affected by high-temperature cooling water discharged by a power plant into surrounding waters; which may lead to a rapid spread and transmission of coral disease, including White Syndrome. This study aimed to measure the prevalence of WS on massive corals in Paiton Power Plant waters. Research was conductedduring May 2015 at three observation stations; west and east side of water discharge canal (DB and DT) and water intake canal (WI). Observed parameters including ambient environmental variables (sea surface and bottom temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen/DO, pH, and visibility); the cover of life corals (percent and genera composition) and prevalence of coral disease at 5 m depth. One-way ANOVA (analysis of variance, p=0.05) was performed to test the difference of coral disease prevalence from different observation stations. As the results, Coral coverage percentage in WI (85.75%), DB (60.75%), and DT (40.8%). Prevalence of WS in DB was highest (40.49±2.12% in DB, 13.53±11.5% in DT and 6.44±3.6 %, respectively). It can be assumed that prevalence of White Syndrome in those locations may be correlated to temperature which highest average temperature occurred in DB stations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of International Biology Conference 2016
Subtitle of host publicationBiodiversity and Biotechnology for Human Welfare
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735415287
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2017
Event3rd International Biology Conference 2016: Biodiversity and Biotechnology for Human Welfare, IBOC 2016 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 15 Oct 2016 → …

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1854
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference3rd International Biology Conference 2016: Biodiversity and Biotechnology for Human Welfare, IBOC 2016
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CitySurabaya
Period15/10/16 → …

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