Composition of copepoda in ballast water of ships entering Korea -Part Ⅰ: Pusan and Ulsan harbors-

Composition of copepoda in ballast water of ships entering Korea -Part Ⅰ: Pusan and Ulsan harbors-
장민철; 신경순; 장풍국; 현봉길; 손동현
KIOST Author(s)
Shin, Kyoung Soon(신경순)Jang, Pung Guk(장풍국)Hyun, Bong Gil(현봉길)
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We examined composition of copepoda in ballast waters of twenty one ships entered Pusan and Ulsan harbors. The ballast waters stored from 1 to 158 days originated from the coast of Indonesia, China, Japan, USA and Philippines, Thailand, and from the open sea. Most ballast water were taken from Asian countries, such as China (9 ships) and Japan (4 ships) including four cases of open sea. There were nine cargo & bulk carriers, which were 43% of twenty one ships investigated. Apart from them, there were seven container ships and five oil tankers, respectively. The number of copepoda species found in ballast waters varied from two to thirteen depending on the loading places where the ballast waters were taken. Most zooplankton identified were commonly found species in the coast and off shore of Korea as most ships' ballast waters were taken from geographically neighboring countries around Asia. A further investigation of ship's ballast water from other continents is required to study the issues, such as non-indigenous species. The relationship between the species number and the storage period of ballast water was not significant
Bibliographic Citation
International Conference on Copepoda, pp.147, 2008
World Association of Copepodologists
World Association of Copepodologists
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Research Interests

Plankton ecology and physiology,Risk assessment,Ship ballast water,플랑크톤 생리, 생태,위해성평가,선박평형수

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