Comparing the distribution of ciliate plankton in inner and outer areas of a harbor divided by an artificial breakwater SCIE SCOPUS

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Title
Comparing the distribution of ciliate plankton in inner and outer areas of a harbor divided by an artificial breakwater
Author(s)
Kim, Young-Ok; Chae, Jinho; Hong, Jae-Sang; Jang, Pung-Guk
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Young Ok(김영옥)Jang, Pung Guk(장풍국)
Publication Year
2007-07
Abstract
The distribution of ciliate plankton was compared between inner and outer areas of a harbor divided by an artificial breakwater in Kuryongpo, on the eastern coast of Korea, from February 2001 to October 2003. Less dissolved oxygen and higher concentrations of nitrogenous nutrients and phosphate were observed in the inner area. The abundance of oligotrich ciliates peaked in February 2001, when nanoflagellates bloomed in the inner area. The photosynthetic ciliate Mesodinium rubrum showed differing population dynamics annually, -with blooming peaks in October 2001 in the inner area and in February 2003 in the outer area. The tintirmid species Tintinnopsis beroidea and Helicostomella subulata were generally more abundant in the outer area. Total ciliates were significantly related to oligotrich abundance in the inner area, and to tintinuid abundances in the outer area. Ciliate distribution showed quantitative and qualitative differences between the inner and outer areas in connection with the distribution of other plankton communities: oligotrich ciliate abundance increased with nanollagellate blooms; dominance of M. rubrum was consistent with blooming of micro-sized phytoplankton (diatoms and dinoflagellates); large-sized tintinnids concurred with small dinoffagellates; and ciliate abundances decreased with mesozooplankton increases. The results indicate that the breakwater induces eutrophication in the inner area and provides suitable conditions for nanoflagellate blooms, which serially trigger opportunistic increases in oligotrich ciliates. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0141-1136
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/4674
DOI
10.1016/j.marenvres.2006.12.008
Bibliographic Citation
MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH, v.64, no.1, pp.38 - 53, 2007
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Subject
MEDITERRANEAN-SEA; FOOD SOURCE; SIZE; TINTINNIDS; PREDATION; COMMUNITY; ABUNDANCE; FIXATIVES; ECOSYSTEM; BACTERIA
Keywords
ciliate plankton; breakwater; nanoflagellates; phytoplankton; zooplankton
Type
Article
Language
English
Document Type
Article
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCI LTD
Related Researcher
Research Interests

Marine ecology,Plankton,Protists,해양생태,부유생물,원생생물

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