Enhalus acoroides is the largest population of seagrasses in Indonesia. However, growth rate and productivity analyses of Enhalus acoroides and the use of satellite data to estimate its the productivity are still rare. The goal of the research was to analyze the growth rate, productivity rate,seasonal productivity of Enhalus acoroides in Pari island and its surroundings. The study was divided into two phases i.e., in situ measurments and satellite image processing. The field study was conducted to obtain the coverage percentage, density, growth rate, and productivity rate, while the satellite image processing was used to estimate the extent of seagrass. The study was conducted in August 2011 toJuly 2012 to accommodate all four seasons. Results showed that the highest growth rate andproductivity occurred during the transitional season from west Monsoon to the east Monsoon of 5.6cm/day and 15.75 mgC/day, respectively. While, the lowest growth rate and productivity occurred during the transition from east Monsoon to the west Monsoon of 3.93 cm/day and 11.4 mgC/day, respectively. Enhalus acoroides productivity reached its maximum during the west Monsoon at 1081.71 mgC/day/m2 and minimum during east Monsoon with 774.85 mgC/day/m2 . Based on ALOS data in 2008 and 2009, total production of Enhalus acoroides in the proximity of Pari islands reached its maximum occur during the west Monsoon (48.73 – 49.59 Ton C) and minimum during transitional season (16.4-16.69 Ton C). Potential atmospheric CO2 absorption by Enhalus acoroides in Pari island was estimated at the number 60.14 – 181.82 Ton C.
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