STUDIES ON THE ZOOPLANKTON OF CHILKA LAKE WITH REFERENCE TO ITS ROLE IN FOOD CHAIN AND ITS RELATION TO FOOD PRODUCTION
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kishore.C. Sahu, Dept. of Marine Sciences, Berhampur University,
Man Power: 2 JRF
Qualitative and quantitative estimation of phytoplankton and zooplankton
in three seasons
Determination of physico-chemical parameters and their correlation with
phytoplankton and zooplankton abundance
The relationship between phytoplankton, zooplankton and fish in the food
chain of Chilka lake.
Copepods are abundant and their distribution is uniform in pre-monsoon
but during monsoon they are more in central sector and during post-monsoon they
are more in central sector and in outer channels.
Seasonal and spatial
variations were noticed with respect to species of phytoplankton, seaweed and
A total of 10-15 phytoplanktons were commonly found.
Increase of salinity from 3 to 12 ppt during the year 2003 is
the key factor in distribution of zooplankton
The level of chlorophyll-a was found to be high in monsoon and
of certain drugs in growth of freshwater mussel ( L. marginalis).
Indian Journal of Fisheries, Vol.51
( Accepted )
parameters will be of much useful for studying other aspects of this fragile ecosystem