A survey of insect orders in Metro Manila with a light insect trap
Date of Publication
Bachelor of Science in Biology
College of Science
Ocean acidification is the lowering of the ph of the ocean due to the high concentrations of industrialization-generated atmospheric carbon dioxide absorbed by the ocean. The effects of oceanic acidification on coral cover, diversity, and species composition in Mabini, Batangas is determined by observing and comparing sites in Acacia Reef, Mabini, Batangas: one that had the presence of CO2 bubbling seeps and one that lacked the presence of the CO2 seeps. Data gathered from photographs of the reef showed that there was no significant difference on the coral cover between the two areas, and that diversity was slightly higher in bubbling areas. The massive, stone-like Porites was found to dominate coral cover by having the highest percent coral cover among the different coral genera in both areas, while algae assemblages were seen to dominate benthos cover in the reef. Due to these results, acidification was not found to decrease coral cover, diversity, and species composition in the reef.
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Diamante, D. R. (2016). A survey of insect orders in Metro Manila with a light insect trap. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/etd_bachelors/3006