Coralline: Red Algae

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SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF CORALLINE RED ALGAE (Corallinaceae rhodophyta) IN THE ROCKY SHORE OF MATABUNGKAY, LIAN, BATANGAS

By

Camille Anne E. Mendoza
Mc Clarry T. Herrera
Neil Christian R. Sanjorjo

Consultant
Ms. Ella Beringuela
Institute of Biological Sciences
University of the Philippines Los Banos
College, Laguna, 4031
Philippines

A research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the subject Science III-B (Research)

University of the Philippines Rural High school
UP Los Banos, Collge Laguna
September 2012
SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF CORALLINE RED ALGAE (Corallinaceae rhodophyta) IN THE ROCKY SHORE OF MATABUNGKAY, LIAN, BATANGAS

ABSTRACT
Coralline Red algae dominated many of our marine waters in the world. Despite its domination, these algae are rarely known and studied by researchers even those who study phycology. They can live on rocks and in the Intertidal zones. The purpose of this study is to add more information about the spatial distribution, uses and benefits of Corallinaceae rhodophyta in the rocky shore of Matabungkay, Lian, Batangas. The study of its Spatial Distribution will help us to understand the ecology of these organisms, their connection to the other marine species, and what are their impacts to the present environmental conditions and problems. Distributions were gathered on the following dates: In July; 2 trials were done. Within the 6x6 quadrant, red algae were found on rough rocks. Some possessed a clumped distribution while others are scattered randomly. On the second trial same distribution were seen but in great amounts of algae. On September is the third and last trial of this project; the algal distribution is arranged in uniform, some are scattered but most of the time the distribution is mostly aggregated. Sample of water in the area was gathered and PH is tested. The weather at the same time and also the behavior of the tides during the 3 months of experimentation are being observed too.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We would like to extend our full gratitude to Mr. R.S. Flores of the College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB for giving us ideas for this research; Mr. A.S. Bulasag of the Science Department, University of the Philippines, Rural High school for accompanying us in the research site in Batangas; Kuya Romy, for accommodating us for our specimen observation, classification and testing; J. Mendoza the boat owner who help us reach the site. Our parents: Mr. and Mrs. Sanjorjo, Mrs. Herrera and Mrs. Mendoza for the funding of this research undertaking; and finally our deepest thanks to our consultant; Ms. E. Beringuela of the Institute of Biological Sciences, UPLB for helping and guiding us in this research project.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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ABSTRACT………………………………………………………………………………….....2 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT……………………………………………………………………...3 LIST OF FIGURES……………………………………………………………………………5 CHAPTER
1. INTRODUCTION…………………………………………………………….……….6-8 2. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE…………………………………….……..9-10 3. METHODOLOGY………...………………………………………………….….....11-12 4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS……………………………………….…….....13 - 18 5. SUMMARY,CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS….…………..……....19

REFERENCES…………………………………………………………………….……….20-21

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure No.Page
1 Coralline Red Algae Cell Wall……………....…….………….…….….......6 2 Pneophyllum conicum....……………………………………….…….…......7 3 Representative Styrofoam....……………..………………………….….....11 4Identification of the Distribution of Red Algae…………………………….13 (First Sampling), June 9, 2012

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
5Identification of the Distribution of Red Algae…………………………….15 (Second Sampling),July 28, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
6Identification of the Distribution of Red Algae…………………………….17 (Third Sampling) September 9, 2012
Time: 12:00 AM – 1:30 PM

INTRODUCTION

Red algae are plant-like aquatic...
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