Comparison of zooplankton abundance and community in seagrass and non-seagrass areas of Merambong shoal

Afiq Auji Azmi, Teruaki Yoshida, Tatsuki Toda, Othman Bin Haji Ross, Zaidi Che Cob

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Abstract

A zooplankton comparison study of Merambong shoal's seagrass and non-seagrass area was conducted from April 2013 to October 2014. Sampling was conducted monthly at fixed stations by horizontal tows of a 140 μm plankton net. Mean temperature was significantly higher during the south-west (SW) monsoon at both stations. Salinity and Chlorophyll a concentrations were not significantly different between the monsoons for both stations. However, Chlorophyll a concentrations were significantly higher in the seagrass compared to non-seagrass station. Mean zooplankton abundance was 1.32-fold higher in the non-seagrass area (4006.5±1990.5 ind/m) than the seagrass area (3030.1± 855.6 ind/m), despite overall higher Chlorophyll a levels in the seagrass station. At the seagrass station, the dominant copepods Paracalanus and Parvocalanus abundances were significantly higher (p<0.01, Mann-Whitney) during the SW monsoon, while Euterpina was significantly lower (p<0.04, Mann-Whitney). The non-seagrass station also showed a similar trend where the dominant copepods Paracalanus and Parvocalanus abundances were significantly higher in the SW monsoon (p<0.02, Mann-Whitney). Higher percentage of meroplankton was recorded during the study period in seagrass area with 11.6 %, 1.5 fold of non-seagrass area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1784
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414464
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2016
Event2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016 - Selangor, Malaysia
Duration: 13 Apr 201614 Apr 2016

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Other2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016
CountryMalaysia
CitySelangor
Period13/4/1614/4/16

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zooplankton
shoals
stations
monsoons
chlorophylls
plankton
salinity
sampling
trends

Keywords

  • abundance
  • holoplankton
  • Merambong
  • meroplankton
  • Seagrass
  • zooplankton

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Azmi, A. A., Yoshida, T., Toda, T., Ross, O. B. H., & Che Cob, Z. (2016). Comparison of zooplankton abundance and community in seagrass and non-seagrass areas of Merambong shoal. In 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium (Vol. 1784). [060002] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966840

Comparison of zooplankton abundance and community in seagrass and non-seagrass areas of Merambong shoal. / Azmi, Afiq Auji; Yoshida, Teruaki; Toda, Tatsuki; Ross, Othman Bin Haji; Che Cob, Zaidi.

2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016. 060002.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Azmi, AA, Yoshida, T, Toda, T, Ross, OBH & Che Cob, Z 2016, Comparison of zooplankton abundance and community in seagrass and non-seagrass areas of Merambong shoal. in 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. vol. 1784, 060002, American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM FST 2016, Selangor, Malaysia, 13/4/16. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966840
Azmi AA, Yoshida T, Toda T, Ross OBH, Che Cob Z. Comparison of zooplankton abundance and community in seagrass and non-seagrass areas of Merambong shoal. In 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2016. 060002 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4966840
Azmi, Afiq Auji ; Yoshida, Teruaki ; Toda, Tatsuki ; Ross, Othman Bin Haji ; Che Cob, Zaidi. / Comparison of zooplankton abundance and community in seagrass and non-seagrass areas of Merambong shoal. 2016 UKM FST Postgraduate Colloquium: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty of Science and Technology 2016 Postgraduate Colloquium. Vol. 1784 American Institute of Physics Inc., 2016.
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