AVAILABILITY OF ECOLOGICAL RESOURCES IN POWER PLANT TANJUNG TIRAM VILLAGE, SOUTH KONAWE, INDONESIAFerasari Ferasari, La Sara, La Rianda and La Onu La Ola
Coastal area is one of the potential marine resources in Indonesia. With a coastline length of 81,000 km (Rusu, 2019; Tomascik, 1997), it holds the potential for rich biological natural resources in fisheries, mangrove sand coral reefs, biological and non-biological minerals, and stourism. Thus, various coastline types in Indonesia are very suitable for coastal fisheries, aquaculture, hospitality industry, tourism, and so forth. The objectives of this research, are to investigate the existing ecological resources and the effect of Tanjung Tiram Steam Power Plant development. The method was carried out by determining the species composition and the percentage of seagrass cover, and measurements are made by making a 10 m Ã 10 m observation plot. Seagrass ecosystem was specifically measured by using quadratic transect method. The results showed that the two station so observed in the coral reef ecosystem were categorized very well (75-100%), while the mangrove ecosystem was in moderate ecological pressure with diversity indices of 0.92 and 2.60. In seagrass ecosystem, however, the seagrass covers at Stations 1 and 2 varies from 2% to 40%.