Karakteristik Fisik Peneluran Chelonia mydas, Linn. 1758 di Kaimana-Papua Barat
Authors: Zeth Parinding, Sambas Basuni, Herry Purnomo, Nandy Kosmaryandi, Yusli Wardiatno
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Venu Island Wildlife areas, Kaimana, West Papua is one of the places for nesting of Chelonia mydas, Linn. 1758 (Green Turtles) or local name is Jelepi (Koiway tribe). This study was conducted to identify the physical characteristics of the nesting green turtle in the Venu Island Wildlife Areas, Kaimana, West Papua. Based on the principal components analysis of the nesting green turtle were found that temperature sand at depth ≤30 cm (X ̅=27.42 C ± stdev 0,47 C), lighting at 11.00─13.00 (X ̅=229.25 lux ± stdev 326.50 lux), building areas (X ̅=3.18 m2 ± stdev 16,74 m2), and medium sand fraction in depth ≤30 cm (X ̅=39.86 ± stdev 16.11) as the main factors for nesting and landing of green turtles. On the other hand, mean of the number of nesting green turtle on each sub-plot (X ̅=1.52 nest ± stdev 1.12 nest).
Keywords: Chelonia mydas, nesting site, physical characteristic, Venu island wildlife area