STUDI KONDISI HIDROLOGIS SEBAGAI LOKASI PENEMPATAN TERUMBU BUATAN DI PERAIRAN TANJUNG BENOA BALI
One of the tourism which was demanded by the tourists are underwater activity, namely scuba diving and seawalker, where the main target underwater tourism activities is the beauty of the underwater in the form of coral and reef fish. The purpose of this study is to determine the hydrological condition of artificial reefs in Tanjung Benoa, Bali. The method used in determining the location is a purposive sampling method. Sampling was carried out in three (3) stations and taken randomly in the
... randomly in the study site (Tanjung Benoa). Measurement of hydrological conditions include the temperature, salinity, water clarity, current, depth, turbidity, TSS, DO, Nitrate, Phosphate. Hydrological conditions measurements carried out in situ (direct) and in laboratory. Data was analyzed by descriptive qualitative by comparing the quality of water based on the Ministry of the Environment Decree No. 51 of 2004 on Sea Water Quality Standard. Based on the results of hydrological conditions measurements, conditions of environmental parameters are still within the tolerance limit for the growth of marine biota. The basic conditions of the waters is not suitable for the placement of artificial reefs, this is because the substrate is muddy sand, where the basic conditions of these waters will submerge artificial reef into the sand.