Spatial distribution patterns of macrobenthic communities during winter and summer in the Masan Bay special management area, southern coast of Korea SCOPUS KCI

Title
Spatial distribution patterns of macrobenthic communities during winter and summer in the Masan Bay special management area, southern coast of Korea
Author(s)
Choi, J.-W.; Seo, J.-Y.; Lee, C.-H.; Ryu, T.-K.; Sung, C.-G.; Han, G.-M.; Hyun, S.
KIOST Author(s)
Seo, Jin Young(서진영)Han, Gi Myung(한기명)Hyun, Sang Min(현상민)
Publication Year
2005
Abstract
The spatial distributions of macrobenthic communities in Masan Bay were investigated during summer and winter, 2004. A total of 104 species were sampled with mean density of 448 ind./m2 and biomass of 77.1 g/m2 in winter. In summer, a total of 107 species occurred with 485 ind./m2 and a biomass of 94.5 g/m2. The most dominant species in winter were Paraprionospio pinnata (24.2%) among polychaetous worms and Theora fragilis (14.1%) among molluscs, but they were replaced in summer by Prionospio cirrifera (20.4%) and Lumbrineris longifolia (14.5%). The difference in species composition and abundance of benthic communities between the two seasons was due to the hypoxia in the bottom layer of the inner bay during summer, which defaunated the macrofauna of the sediments. In the winter when DO concentration increased to normoxia, the pelagic larvae of benthic fauna settled in the soft sediments, but there was a spatial gradient in values of total biomass, density, and H' and benthic pollution index (BPI); higher values were found toward the mouth of the bay. The multivariate analyses like the cluster analysis and MDS ordination showed that Masan Bay could be divided into two or four stational groups in winter and summer whether the hypoxia occurred or not. Group I consisted of sites at the inner bay and central area and Group II, sites at the bay mouth. In summer the inner bay area could be further divided into the shallow impoverished area and the deeper abiotic one.
ISSN
1598-141X
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/5118
DOI
10.4217/OPR.2005.27.4.381
Bibliographic Citation
Ocean and Polar Research, v.27, no.4, pp.381 - 395, 2005
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
Subject
macrobenthos; population distribution; seasonality; Asia; Eurasia; Far East; Korea; Masan Bay; South Korea; South Kyongsang; Lumbrineris longifolia; Minuspio cirrifera; Mollusca; Paraprionospio pinnata; Theora
Keywords
Benthic pollution index; Hypoxia; Macrobenthos; Masan Bay; Spatial distributional pattern
Type
Article
Language
Korean
Document Type
Article
Publisher
Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute
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Research Interests

Marine environmentology,Marine environmentology,Organic chemistry,해양환경학,화학해양학,유기화학

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