CILIATE MESODINIUM RUBRUM IN THE COASTAL ZONE OF THE SOUTHERN BALTIC SEA (CENTRAL POMERANIA)

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Krzysztof Rychert Michalina Pączkowska

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The abundance and biomass of Mesodinium rubrum was assessed in the coastal zone of the southern Baltic Sea near the town of Ustka. The two-year study permitted estimating the mean annual biomass of M. rubrum, which was 2.8 3gC l-1 and 3.1 3gC l-1 in 2006 and 2007, respectively. During the year, abundance changed irregularly with the highest values observed during spring (April-June). The standing crops estimated correspond well with the biomass of this ciliate observed in other regions of the Baltic Sea.


Key words: Mesodinium rubrum, biomass, southern Baltic Sea, central Pomerania

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RYCHERT, Krzysztof; PĄCZKOWSKA, Michalina. CILIATE MESODINIUM RUBRUM IN THE COASTAL ZONE OF THE SOUTHERN BALTIC SEA (CENTRAL POMERANIA). Baltic Coastal Zone, [S.l.], v. 16, p. 2012, vol.16, pp. 97 - 102, june 2012. ISSN 1643-0115. Available at: <https://bcz.apsl.edu.pl/index.php/1/article/view/96>. Date accessed: 06 july 2022.
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