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South China Sea Project Document for Cambodias Kampot Seagrass Habitat Demonstration Site

The seagrass meadows are located in parallel to the coastline of Prek Ampil, which extends 150-300m from the shoreline in front of Bokor National Park. The area has a gentle slope with the depth of the site varying from 1-4m, depending on tide level. The substrate consists of a mixture of sand and mud and the climate is tropical monsoon with a clear distinction between wet and dry seasons. The dry season runs from November to May while the wet season is from May to October. Mean annual temperature is around 26 – 27oC. Visibility in the water is dependent on the season, with reduced visibility during the wet season. Much freshwater runoff during heavy rainfall influences salinity which ranges from 25 – 30 ppt. Sea surface temperatures range from 26 - 30°C.

Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand (SCS)

20 May 2010

project document

South China Sea Project Document for Cambodias Kampot Seagrass Habitat Demonstration Site.pdf