Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 22, Issue 4, 2016; Page No.(1747-1752)

SURVEY OF FUNGUS AND PARASITES CONTENT FOUND IN RIDLEY TURTLES (LEPIDOCHELYS OLIVACEA) AT SERANG BEACH, BLITAR REGENCY, EAST JAVA, INDONESIA

Happy Nursyam, Muhammad Fajar, Qurrota Ayunin and Nasrullah B. Arifin

Abstract

Indonesian waters are to have six types of turtles that can live, spawn and breed. Sea turtle conservation becomes an important and urgent program to be done in order to protect and save sea turtle population in Indonesia. One of the factors that most affect the turtle population is the cause of degradation of pathogenic factors. Serang beach, Blitar in East Java, there is some communities that have activities turtle conservation. Conservation is done by securing and protecting turtle eggs. Turtle eggs that have hatched are released into the sea once it is ready. This study aims was to determine the type of bacteria and fungi that infect hatchlings and environmental factors that influence. This research is descriptive method to Ridley turtle is by way of random sampling. The kind of fungus and parasites which were indentified in baby and adult Olive ridley sea turtles were fungus with genus Aspergillus, Gliocladium, Fusarium, and Geotrichum. The parameter average value of water in pond indicated 29.7 – 30.3oC for temperature, 32 - 34 ‰ for salinity, 7.64 – 7.77 for pH, 3.38 – 3.39 mg/L for DO, 4.13 – 4.54 mg/L for NH3, 0.25 – 0.78 mg/L for NO2, 2.88 – 3,85 for NO3, 0.96 – 1.12 mg/L or PO4, 47 – 53 mg/L for TOM, 4.8 – 5.6 mg/L for COD, and 2.3 – 2.5 mg/L for BOD.

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