Zooplankton variability in a lagoon of the Po Delta, the Sacca di Goro, was studied in relation to changes in its hydrodynamic and hydrological features. From 1987 to 1992 the lagoon was affected each summer by severe anoxia due to the decomposition of dense and widespread beds of Ulva rigida. In August 1992 a canal was opened through the sand bank closing off the lagoon from the sea in order to improve the water circulation. This hydraulic intervention led to significant environmental changes in the lagoon: during the two subsequent years the summer dystrophic crises were brief and less severe, due to a sharp decrease in the Ulva cover. At the same time a clear increase in phytoplankton biomass values was observed. Following the opening of the channel, the most remarkable change in zooplankton was a significant density increase of calanoids, particularly of Acartia tonsa.

Zooplankton variability related to environmental changes in a eutrophic coastal lagoon in the Po Delta / Sei, S.; Rossetti, Giampaolo; Villa, F.; Ferrari, Ireneo. - In: HYDROBIOLOGIA. - ISSN 0018-8158. - 329:1-3(1996), pp. 45-55. [10.1007/BF00034546]

Zooplankton variability related to environmental changes in a eutrophic coastal lagoon in the Po Delta

ROSSETTI, Giampaolo;FERRARI, Ireneo
1996-01-01

Abstract

Zooplankton variability in a lagoon of the Po Delta, the Sacca di Goro, was studied in relation to changes in its hydrodynamic and hydrological features. From 1987 to 1992 the lagoon was affected each summer by severe anoxia due to the decomposition of dense and widespread beds of Ulva rigida. In August 1992 a canal was opened through the sand bank closing off the lagoon from the sea in order to improve the water circulation. This hydraulic intervention led to significant environmental changes in the lagoon: during the two subsequent years the summer dystrophic crises were brief and less severe, due to a sharp decrease in the Ulva cover. At the same time a clear increase in phytoplankton biomass values was observed. Following the opening of the channel, the most remarkable change in zooplankton was a significant density increase of calanoids, particularly of Acartia tonsa.
1996
Zooplankton variability related to environmental changes in a eutrophic coastal lagoon in the Po Delta / Sei, S.; Rossetti, Giampaolo; Villa, F.; Ferrari, Ireneo. - In: HYDROBIOLOGIA. - ISSN 0018-8158. - 329:1-3(1996), pp. 45-55. [10.1007/BF00034546]
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