THE OCCURRENCE OF CORAL DISEASE FOUND IN DUMAGUETE CITY, PHILIPPINESAnggreini D.N. Rupidara and Socorro Z. Parco
A recent survey on coral diseases was conducted using manta tow and modified point estimate randomly done at a single point in time by snorkelling along reef sites at Piapi and Bantayan, Dumaguete City. Coraldisease assessment was done by underwater photography. The diseases of corals and the characteristic of coral species affected was identified using related references. These were confirmed by subject specialists at Silliman University, Dumaguete City. The findings during dry and wet seasons in 2015 showed that there were 2 diseases: White Band Disease type II (WBD II) found in Acropora and tumor/Growth Anomaly (GA)found in Porites.
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