Plankton in waters adjacent to the Laje de Santos state marine conservation park, Brazil: spatio-temporal distribution surveys

Plankton in waters adjacent to the Laje de Santos state marine conservation park, Brazil: spatio-temporal distribution surveys

Author Bueno, Marilia Google Scholar
Alberto, Samantha Fernandes Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
de Carvalho, Renan Google Scholar
Costa, Tania Marcia Google Scholar
Ciotti, Aurea Maria Google Scholar
Christofoletti, Ronaldo Adriano Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract The coastal marine plankton plays a major role in ecosystem functioning by linking pelagic and benthonic environments through energy fluxes. Understanding the dynamic of planktonic organisms is also crucial for conservation and management purposes. Plankton was sampled at ten sites in the waters of the PEMLS and the adjacent area, on four different occasions through 2013 and 2015 in order to identify key planktonic groups and protocols for long-term monitoring. Ninety taxa of zooplanktonic organisms were found with holoplanktonic copepods and cladocerans dominating samples. Zooplankton biomass, mortality and taxonomic composition varied both in space and time. Surface chlorophyll-a concentrations varied spatio-temporally. A protocol for monitoring the plankton of the waters in and adjacent to the PEMLS is suggested based on biomass and mortality of zooplankton and biomass of phytoplankton using periodically in situ calibrated ocean color satellite imagery.
Keywords Marine Protected Area
Plankton Composition
Conservation
Laje de Santos
Monitoring
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Sao Paulo
Language English
Sponsor Brazilian Research Council (CNPq)
PETROBRAS (Mapelms Monitoramento ambiental do Parque Marinho da Laje de Santos)
Date 2017
Published in Brazilian Journal Of Oceanography. Sao Paulo, v. 65, n. 4, p. 564-575, 2017.
ISSN 1679-8759 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Inst Oceanografico, Univ Sao Paulo
Extent 564-575
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-87592017129006504
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000426905100003
SciELO ID S1679-87592017000400564 (statistics in SciELO)
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/57169

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