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2004

Site name: Kusu Island Date: 25 April 2004
Shallow transect depth: 2.1m Deep transect depth: 4.5m
Scientific Officer: Jani  
Data collected by Reef Friends, Blue Water Volunteers

Benthic Data
Lifeform Shallow- Percentage cover (%) Deep (%)
HC

45.91

19.50
SC 2.51 0
RKC 0 0
NIA 31.45 14.46
SP 0.63 0
RC 3.14 0
RB 6.92 15.72
SD 0 0
SI 5.66 49.06
OT 3.77 1.26

Number of Reef Check Target Fish and Invertebrates over four 20m transects

Fish Shallow Deep
Butterflyfish 24 6
Sweetlips 0 0
Barramundi Cod 0 0
Other Groupers (>30cm) 0 0
Napolean Wrasse 0 0
Bumphead parrotfish 0 0
Other parrotfish (>20cm) 1 1
Moray eels 0 1

Invertebrates Shallow Deep
Banded coral shrimp
0 0
Diadema urchin 2 0
Pencil urchin 0 0
Sea cucumber 0 0
Crown of Thorns 0 0
Giant clam 0 0
Triton shell 0 0
Tripnustes 0 0
Lobster 0 0

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2003

Site name: Kusu Island (K1) Date: 9 May 2003
Shallow transect depth: 0.0m Deep transect depth: 3.0m

GCRMN Benthic Summary

Replicate: 5 x 20m

Collected by NUS Marine Bio Lab

Benthic Lifeform Categories

Codes

% cover-crest

Subtotal-crest

% cover-deep

Subtotal-deep

Live coral

Acropora

Branching

ACB

0.00
1.07
0.00 0.00

Encrusting

ACE

0.00 0.00

Submassive

ACS

0.00 0.00

Digitate

ACD

0.00 0.00

Tabulate

ACT

1.07 0.00

Non-Acr

Branching

CB

0.00
21.81
0.00 9.41

Encrusting

CE

1.26 3.65

Foliose

CF

8.97 4.15

Massive

CM

9.86 1.51

Submassive

CS

0.89 0.00

Mushroom

CMR

0.10 0.10

Millepora

CME

0.00 0.00

Heliopora

CHL

0.73 0.00

Dead coral

Dead coral

DC

0.00
38.25
0.00 28.45

Dead coral with algae

DCA

38.25 28.45

Other Fauna

Soft coral

SC

1.22
8.52
0.00 4.62

Sponge

SP

3.91 1.04

Zoanthid

ZO

2.65 0.44

Others

OT

0.74 3.14

Algae

Algal assemblage

AA

6.15
13.51
3.04 3.58

Coralline algae

CA

0.52 0.10

Halimeda

HA

0.00 0.00

Macroalgae

MA

6.62 0.44

Turf algae

TA

0.22 0.00

Abiotic

Sand

S

0.16
16.84
0.29 53.94

Rubble

R

15.53 40.31

Silt

SI

1.15 13.34

Rock

RCK

0.00 0.00

Total

100.00

100.00

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