The Northward Habitat Expansion of the Korean Top Shell Turbo sazae (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda: Turbinidae) in the Korean Peninsula: Effects of Increasing Water Temperature SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
The Northward Habitat Expansion of the Korean Top Shell Turbo sazae (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda: Turbinidae) in the Korean Peninsula: Effects of Increasing Water Temperature
Author(s)
Son, Min Ho; Lee, Chung Il; Park, Joo Myun; Kim, Hyun Jung; Riedel, Ralf; Hwang, Inseo; Kim, Young-Nam; Jung, Hae Kun
Publication Year
2020-10
Abstract
Recent global climate change often leads to poleward expansions of habitat range of marine organisms in response to increasing water temperature at high latitude. This study investigated latitudinal distribution patterns of Turbo sazae from 2009 to 2018 along the southern and eastern coasts of Korea to verify whether gradual increases in seawater temperature in the East Sea/Sea of Japan (hereafter East/Japan Sea) accelerate changes in the geographic distribution of T. sazae. Between 2009 and 2018, underwater SCUBA surveys were conducted at 19 subtidal rocky shore habitats from the southern and eastern coast of the Korean Peninsula, including Jeju Island. Additionally, long-term seawater temperature records over the last 40 years (between 1980s and 2010s) from the East/Japan Sea were analyzed to verify how changes of water temperature corresponded to geographical distributions of T. sazae. The habitat range of T. sazae was found to have extended from latitude 34 degrees 02 ' N to latitude 37 degrees 06 ' N from 2009 to 2018. Although seawater temperature has gradually increased since the 1990s in the East/Japan Sea, habitat expansion was particularly evident during the rapid rise of coastal seawater temperature in the 2010s. Because the strong northward expansion of the Tsushima Current can accelerate the rise of seawater temperature in the East/Japan Sea, studies of the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems of the Korean Peninsula should include data from monitoring the dynamics of the Tsushima Current.
ISSN
2077-1312
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/37579
DOI
10.3390/jmse8100782
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, v.8, no.10, pp.1 - 14, 2020
Publisher
MDPI
Subject
LONG-TERM CHANGES; CLIMATE-CHANGE; MARINE GASTROPOD; SEA; RESPONSES; SHIFTS; ECOSYSTEMS; CORNUTUS; BIODIVERSITY; TERRESTRIAL
Keywords
Turbo sazae; marine benthos; habitat expansion; biogeography; climate change; East/Japan Sea; Tsushima current
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
MDPI
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