Seasonal and interannual variations of mesozooplankton community structure off Tongyeong, southeastern coast of Korea from 2011 to 2014

Title
Seasonal and interannual variations of mesozooplankton community structure off Tongyeong, southeastern coast of Korea from 2011 to 2014
Author(s)
김가람; 강형구
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Garam(김가람)Kang, Hyung Ku(강형구)
Publication Year
2016-06-02
Abstract
Mesozooplankton community structure and environmental factors were monitored monthly at a fixed station off the Tongyeong coast from 2011 to 2014 to better understand the variability of mesozooplankton community in relation to marine environmental changes. Total mesozooplankton abundance ranged 747~8,945 inds. m-3, sharply increased in July to August and decreased in October to November. Paracalanus parvus s.l., Oikopleura spp., Evadne tergestina, Cirripedia larva, Corycaeus affinis, Calanus sinicus, and Oithona simils occupied 63.7% of total mesozooplankton abundance. Oceanic warm water copepods such as Euchaeta plana and Undinula vulgaris appeared from July to September, implying the direct influence of the Tsushima Warm Current in summer.Our results suggest that high chlorophyll-a concentration since 2013 may have caused the changes of mesozooplankton community structure in the study area.nmental changes. Total mesozooplankton abundance ranged 747~8,945 inds. m-3, sharply increased in July to August and decreased in October to November. Paracalanus parvus s.l., Oikopleura spp., Evadne tergestina, Cirripedia larva, Corycaeus affinis, Calanus sinicus, and Oithona simils occupied 63.7% of total mesozooplankton abundance. Oceanic warm water copepods such as Euchaeta plana and Undinula vulgaris appeared from July to September, implying the direct influence of the Tsushima Warm Current in summer.Our results suggest that high chlorophyll-a concentration since 2013 may have caused the changes of mesozooplankton community structure in the study area.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/24726
Bibliographic Citation
6th Zooplankton Production Symposium, 2016
Publisher
ICES/PICES
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
ICES/PICES
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