Comparison between microzooplankton population in polluted and moderately polluted coastal waters of Port Blair, South Andaman

Sai Elangovan, S., Padmavati, G., Karthik, R., Siva Sankar, R., Damodar Rakesh, O. and Arun Kumar, M. (2017) Comparison between microzooplankton population in polluted and moderately polluted coastal waters of Port Blair, South Andaman. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189 1: 13. doi:10.1007/s10661-016-5736-y


Author Sai Elangovan, S.
Padmavati, G.
Karthik, R.
Siva Sankar, R.
Damodar Rakesh, O.
Arun Kumar, M.
Title Comparison between microzooplankton population in polluted and moderately polluted coastal waters of Port Blair, South Andaman
Journal name Environmental Monitoring and Assessment   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1573-2959
0167-6369
Publication date 2017-01-01
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10661-016-5736-y
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 189
Issue 1
Start page 13
Total pages 10
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer International Publishing
Language eng
Abstract We report on the seasonal and spatial variations of microzooplankton between polluted and moderately polluted coastal waters of South Andaman Island, in relation to certain physicochemical and biological parameters. Microzooplankton communities were studied and recorded for 1 year (September 2011 to August 2012) during the northeast monsoon, the intermonsoon, and the southwest monsoon periods. We recorded a total of 75 species belonging to 29 genera, of which polluted waters encompassed 71 species (28 genera). In contrast, only 59 species (22 genera) were recorded in the moderately polluted waters. We discovered that taxonomic composition, biomass, and abundance of microzooplankton not only varied spatially but also altered seasonally. It is noteworthy to state that the northeast monsoon played a significant role in controlling the abundance of microzooplankton in South Andaman coastal waters.
Keyword Diversity
Microzooplankton
Pollution
Seasonal and spatial variations
South Andaman
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