Some Data on the Composition and Structure of Coral Communities in the Littoral and Sublittoral in the Province of Khanh Hoa, VietnamYuri Ya Latypov*
A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology, Far East Branch Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
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- Yuri Ya. Latypov
A.V. Zhirmunsky Institute of Marine Biology
Far East Branch Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
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Received date: December 05, 2013; Accepted date: December 26, 2013; Published date: December 31, 2013
Citation: Latypov YY (2013) Some Data on the Composition and Structure of Coral Communities in the Littoral and Sublittoral in the Province of Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. J Marine Sci Res Dev 4:141. doi:10.4172/2155-9910.1000141
Copyright: © 2013 Latypov YY. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A composition and structure of coral communities of littoral and sub littoral two large bays Van Phong and Nha Trang of Khang Hoa province in South Vietnam were studied. Intertidal zonation of communities identified. Clear pathological changes of corals due to anthropogenic impact. Set optimal status of coral communities protected reefs and dramatic changes on reefs subject to anthropogenic influences. Five types of intertidal zone investigated. It has been established that rocky-stony littoral possesses the greatest biodiversity (5 belts have been distinguished in vertical communities). A lagoon type littoral studied for the first time.