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ALGAE 2005;20(4): 345-352. doi: https://doi.org/10.4490/algae.2005.20.4.345
Dynamics of the Phytoplankton Community in the Coastal Waters of Chuksan Harbor, East Sea
Yeon Shik Kang*, Hyu Chang Choi1, Joo Hwan Lim, In Seong Jeon and Ji Ho Seo1
Korea Electronic Power Research Institute, Daejeon 305-380, Korea
1Department of Oceanography, Inha University, Incheon 402-751, Korea
ABSTRACT
In order to investigate the distribution of phytoplankton community in the coastal waters of the Chuksan Harbor, East Sea, the abundance and biomass of phytoplankton have been evaluated through seasonal interval sampling from April 2000 to October 2002. A total of 363 different phytoplankton species was observed and most of them were composed of diatoms. The mean abundance and chlorophyll-a concentration of phytoplankton during the study period ranged from 56 × 103 to 720 × 103 cells L-1 and from 0.78 to 3.29 μg chl-a L-1, respectively. The relative contribution of the size-fractionated phytoplankton to phytoplankton community showed difference according to seasons. The average contribution of nano-phytoplankton(
Key words: chlorophyll-a, Chuksan Harbor, nano-phytoplankton.


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