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Title: Zooplankton inputs and outputs in the saltmarsh at Towra Point, Australia.
Authors: Mazumder, D
Saintilan, N
Williams, RJ
Keywords: Zooplankton
Australia
Fishes
Estuaries
Water
Marshes
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Mazumder, D., Saintilan, N., & Williams, R. J. (2009). Zooplankton inputs and outputs in the saltmarsh at Towra Point, Australia. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 17(3), 225-230.
Abstract: The contribution made by saltmarsh to the production of estuarine zooplankton was examined through a comparison of inputs and outputs of tidal water at a site on Towra Point, NSW, Australia. Saltmarsh proved to be a net exporter of crab and gastropod larvae, although it functioned as a sink for copepods and amphipods. Further, the highest density of zooplankton in estuarine nearshore habitats (saltmarsh, mangrove, seagrass, and open water) during a high tide event was found in the saltmarsh. The presence of high concentrations of zooplankton, predominantly crab and gastropod larvae, in the saltmarsh and lesser extent in the mangrove represents a source of food for estuarine fish. © 2009, Springer. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11273-008-9102-x
http://apo.ansto.gov.au/dspace/handle/10238/1991
ISSN: 0923-4861
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