Vol. 14, Special Issue 1: 1st Student Workshop on Ecology and Optics of the White Sea, 63-70, 2015

Macrobenthos composition at the shoreline of Kislo-Sladkoye Lake, separating from the White Sea
Semen Buvalyy, Sanzhima Garmaeva, Maria Mardashova, Elena Krasnova, and Larisa Menshenina

Kislo-Sladkoye Lake is a unique model reservoir separating from the White Sea, which requires careful comprehensive interdisciplinary study of all characteristics. The lake is a subject of systematic hydrological and hydrochemical surveys. An integral qualitative study of the macrozoobenthos at the shoreline of the lake has been conducted for the first time. Fourteen invertebrate macrozoobenthic taxa were found. Mass species distribution boundaries were determined. Such marine animals as Mytilus edulis, Semibalanus balanoides, Littorina saxatilis, are only found at the marine side beyond the lake rapid. Brackish species show three distribution patterns: Gammarus duebeni, chionomids, Haliplus apicalis are met around the lake; Hydrobia ulvae, Chironomus salinarius, Enochrus halophilus are absent near the lake rapid; diptera larvae Setacera aurata are only found on slightly sloping coast parts.

The collected data allowed us to map the lake zonation based on the species composition. Three zones are allocated: Marine fauna zone on the east near the rapid; brackish fauna around the lake and enriched muddy shallows in the northern part.

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DOI: 10.12760/02-2015-1-09

Submitted: 21 Oct 2014
Revised: 08 June 2015
Accepted: 02 September 2015
Published: 09 Sept 2015
Responsible editor: Svetlana Patsaeva

Buvalyy S, S Garmaeva, M Mardashova, E Krasnova & L Menshenina, 2015. Macrobenthos composition at the shoreline of Kislo-Sladkoye Lake, separating from the White Sea. EARSeL eProceedings, 14(S1): 63-70

EARSeL European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories, Strasbourg, France


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