Distribution of a pelagic tunicate, Salpa fusiformis in warm surface current of the eastern Korean waters and its impingement on cooling water intakes of Uljin nuclear power plant SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Distribution of a pelagic tunicate, Salpa fusiformis in warm surface current of the eastern Korean waters and its impingement on cooling water intakes of Uljin nuclear power plant
Author(s)
Chae, Jinho; Choi, Hyun Woo; Lee, Woo Jin; Kim, Dongsung; Lee, Jae Hac
KIOST Author(s)
Choi, Hyun Woo(최현우)Kim, Dongsung(김동성)
Publication Year
2008-07
Abstract
Impingement of a large amount of gelatinous plankton, Salpa fusiformis on the seawater intake system-screens in a nuclear power plant at Uljin was firstly recorded on 181 June 2003. Whole amount of the clogged animals was estimated were presumptively at 295 tons and the shortage of cooling seawater supply by the animal clogging caused 38% of decrease in generation capability of the power plant. Zooplankton collection with a multiple towing net during the day and at night from 5 to 6 June 2003 included various gelatinous zooplanktons known to be warm water species such as salps and siphonophores. Comparatively larger species, Salpa fusiformis occupied 25.4% in individual density among the gelatinous plankton and showed surface distribution in the depth shallower than thermocline, performing little diel vertical migration. Temperature, salinity and satellite data also showed warm surface current predominated over the southern coastal region near the power plant in June. The results suggested that warm surface current occasionally extended into the neritic region may transfer S. fusiformis, to the waters off the power plant. The environmental factors and their relation to ecobiology of the large quantity of salpa population that are being sucked into the intake channel of the power plant are discussed.
ISSN
0254-8704
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4486
Bibliographic Citation
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY, v.29, no.4, pp.585 - 590, 2008
Publisher
TRIVENI ENTERPRISES
Subject
SOUND
Keywords
Salpa fusiformis; depth distribution; power plant impingement; cooling water intakes
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
TRIVENI ENTERPRISES
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Research Interests

Biophysiological ecology,Meiobenthology,해양생물 생리생태학,중형저서생물학

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