A long-term survey on anthropogenic impacts to the water quality of coral reefs, southern Taiwan

Pei Jie Meng, Hung Jen Lee, Jih Terng Wang, Chung Chi Chen, Hsing Juh Lin, Kwee Siong Tew, Wei Jiun Hsieh

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摘要

Before 2001, the ecological protection area in the Kenting National Park (KTNP), southern Taiwan, was poorly described. In this study, a set of four-year data (2001-2004) of seawater qualities at 19 sampling sites around the Nanwan Bay in the KTNP was used to explore anthropogenic impacts to ecological environment, especially coral reefs. The parameters of water quality were analyzed immediately after collection. The results showed that higher values of nutrients and suspended solids were attributed to the higher run-off around Nanwan Bay. The fluxes of nutrients and suspended solids were consistently correlated to rainfall. Hence, equations were developed to calculate nutrient fluxes and suspended solids by using only rainfall data. Our results show that suspended solids and ammonia were the dominant factors leading to the drop in coral coverage. In summary, the water quality in the intertidal zone of Nanwan Bay has been degraded and required greater attention.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)67-75
頁數9
期刊Environmental Pollution
156
發行號1
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2008 十一月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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