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International Journal of Oceanography and Marine Ecological System
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 9-25
DOI: 10.3923/ijomes.2014.9.25
Summer Distribution of Zooplankton in Coastal Waters of Odisha, East Coast of India
S. Srichandan, C.R. Panda and N.C. Rout

Abstract:
Zooplankton production and composition with water chemistry characteristics and phytoplankton standing stock in coastal waters of Odisha coast was investigated during summer season (March/April) of 2010. The ranges of air and surface water temperature (°C) were 26.40-35.70 and 27.10-30.20, respectively. pH, salinity (PSU), DO (mg L-1) and BOD (mg L-1) values varied from 8.13-8.45, 24.32-28.96, 6.55-7.90 and 0.36-3.26, respectively. The inorganic nutrients (μmol L-1) viz. nitrate, nitrite, ammonia, phosphate and silicate varied from 1.15-20.11, 0.12-1.15, 0.27-4.02, 0.13-2.81 and 3.96-17.06, respectively. Zooplankton density and biomass were ranges from 481-5685 Org. m-3 and 0.04-9.60 mL m-3, respectively. The density of zooplankton was maximum at Mahanadi and minimum at Gopalpur. Totally, 40 groups of zooplankton were recorded. Out of the 40 zooplankton forms, 22 groups belonging to holoplankton and 18 different types of meroplankton were encountered. Among the holoplankton, copepod formed the dominant group at all the sampling sites. The total recorded meroplankton were dominated by crustacean forms.
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How to cite this article:

S. Srichandan, C.R. Panda and N.C. Rout, 2014. Summer Distribution of Zooplankton in Coastal Waters of Odisha, East Coast of India. International Journal of Oceanography and Marine Ecological System, 3: 9-25.

DOI: 10.3923/ijomes.2014.9.25

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijomes.2014.9.25

 
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