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Distribution pattern of zooplankton functional groups in the Yellow Sea in June: a possible cause for geographical separation of giant jellyfish species
Shi, Yong-Qiang1,2; Sun, Song1,3; Zhang, Guang-Tao3; Wang, Shi-Wei3; Li, Chao-Lun1
2015-07-01
Source PublicationHYDROBIOLOGIA
Volume754Issue:1Pages:43-58
SubtypeArticle
AbstractBecause jellyfish are sensitive to the availability of prey, their distribution likely is linked to the distribution pattern of zooplankton functional groups. We studied the regional and interannual variations of zooplankton functional groups in the Yellow Sea using data from six cruises conducted in June between 2000 and 2009. We compared these data to previously collected data on giant jellyfish distribution and biomass. Our results indicate that different zooplankton functional groups have their own relatively fixed distribution patterns and that the distribution of zooplankton can affect the distribution of the jellyfish community. Giant crustaceans and large copepods were found to be mainly distributed offshore, small copepods and small jellyfish tended to be located in the coastal region, and chaetognaths were mainly sampled along the 50 m isobath. Sea bottom temperature and salinity, determined by the Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass, are shown to have been major factors affecting the distribution of zooplankton functional groups. Among zooplankton functional groups, small copepods and giant jellyfish show similar distribution patterns, suggesting that the abundance of small copepods is feeding that of giant jellyfish. The observed interannual biomass of small copepod was positively related to temperature, and we suggest that this relationship may explain the rarity of giant jellyfish outbreaks in cold years.
KeywordZooplankton Functional Groups Jellyfish Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass Distribution
DOI10.1007/s10750-014-2070-7
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000355625400004
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.qdio.ac.cn/handle/337002/33063
Collection海洋生态与环境科学重点实验室
胶州湾海洋生态系统国家野外研究站
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Oceanol, Key Lab Marine Ecol & Environm Sci, Qingdao 266071, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Ecosyst Res Network, Jiaozhou Bay Marine Ecosyst Res Stn, Qingdao 266071, Peoples R China
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Shi, Yong-Qiang,Sun, Song,Zhang, Guang-Tao,et al. Distribution pattern of zooplankton functional groups in the Yellow Sea in June: a possible cause for geographical separation of giant jellyfish species[J]. HYDROBIOLOGIA,2015,754(1):43-58.
APA Shi, Yong-Qiang,Sun, Song,Zhang, Guang-Tao,Wang, Shi-Wei,&Li, Chao-Lun.(2015).Distribution pattern of zooplankton functional groups in the Yellow Sea in June: a possible cause for geographical separation of giant jellyfish species.HYDROBIOLOGIA,754(1),43-58.
MLA Shi, Yong-Qiang,et al."Distribution pattern of zooplankton functional groups in the Yellow Sea in June: a possible cause for geographical separation of giant jellyfish species".HYDROBIOLOGIA 754.1(2015):43-58.
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