Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies


IMPACT FACTOR 2018: 0.674
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.854

CiteScore 2018: 0.84

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2018: 0.318
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2018: 0.518

Online
ISSN
1897-3191
See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 40, Issue 1

Issues

Identification of water quality and benthos characteristics in Daya Bay, China, from 2001 to 2004

You-Shao Wang
  • Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Environmental, Dynamics, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, 510301, China
  • Marine Biology Research Station at Daya Bay, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, 518121, China
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, CA, 92093-0218, USA
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Cui-Ci Sun
  • Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Environmental, Dynamics, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, 510301, China
  • Marine Biology Research Station at Daya Bay, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, 518121, China
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Zhi-Ping Lou
  • Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Environmental, Dynamics, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, 510301, China
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Haili Wang / B. Mitchell / Mei-Lin Wu
  • Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Environmental, Dynamics, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, 510301, China
  • Marine Biology Research Station at Daya Bay, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, 518121, China
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
/ Zong-Xun Sun
  • Key Laboratory of Tropical Marine Environmental, Dynamics, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, 510301, China
  • Email
  • Other articles by this author:
  • De Gruyter OnlineGoogle Scholar
Published Online: 2011-01-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13545-011-0009-4

Abstract

Physicochemical and benthos data were collected from 12 marine monitoring stations in Daya Bay, during 2001-2004. 12 stations in Daya Bay could be grouped into three clusters: cluster I consisted of stations in the southern part of Daya Bay (stations S1, S2 and S6); cluster II consisted of stations in the cage culture areas (stations S3, S4, S5 and S8); cluster III consisted of stations in the southwest, the middle and the northeast of the Bay (stations S7, S9, S10, S11 and S12). Calculation with bivariate correlations between benthos and major physicochemical factors showed that the density of benthos in all stations correlated positively with temperature, DO, pH, NH4-N, SiO3-Si, SiO3-Si /PO4-P and chlorophyll a and was negatively correlated with salinity, Secchi, COD, NO3-N, NO2-N, TIN, PO4-P, TIN/PO4-P and BOD5. Factor analysis showed that there were high positive loading salinity, Secchi and NH4-N of three clusters. Results revealed that temperature, DO, pH, SiO3-Si and SiO3-Si/PO4-P and chlorophyll a could also play an important role in determining the biomass of benthos in Daya Bay, especially near the Nuclear Power Plants, in the southern part and in the cage culture areas.

Keywords: water quality; benthos; anthropogenic activity; multivariate statistical analysis; Daya Bay (DYB); South China Sea

  • [1] Bodergat A.M., Oki K., Ishizaki K., Rio M., 2003, Impact of volcanism, human activities, and water mass circulation on the distribution of ostracod populations in Kagoshima Bay (Kyushu Island, southern Japan), Comptes Rendus Geosciences, 334(14): 1053–1059 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1631-0713(02)01847-3CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [2] Brey T., Gerdes E., 1997, Is Antarctic benthic biomass really higher than elsewhere?, Antarctic Science, 9(3): 266–267 http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954102097000357CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [3] Chao S.Y., Shaw P.T., Wu S.Y., 1996, El Nino modulation of the South China Sea circulation, Progress in Oecanography, 38(1): 51–93 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0079-6611(96)00010-9CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [4] Chen M.R., Shi S.H.H., Shen M., 2005, Relationship between the surface temperature of the Changjiang River Estuary and E1 Nino, Marine Forecast, 22(1): 80–85, (in Chinese) Google Scholar

  • [5] Currie D.R., Parry G.D., 1999, Changes to benthic communities over 20 years in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria, Australia, Marine Polluton Bulletin, 38(1): 36–43 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-326X(98)00083-6CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [6] Dauer D.M., Alden R.W., 1995, Long-term trends in the macrobenthos and water quality of the Lower Chesapeake Bay (1985–1991), Marine Polluton Bulletin, 30(12): 840–850 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0025-326X(95)00091-ZCrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [7] Dauer D.M., Conner W.G., 1980, Effects of moderate sewage input on benthic polychaete populations, Estuarine and coastal Marine Science, 10(3): 335–346 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0302-3524(80)80106-XCrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [8] Dong J.D., Zhang Y.Y., Zhang S., Wang Y.S., Yan Z.H., Wu M.L., 2010, Identification of temporal and spatial variations of water quality in Sanya Bay, China by three-way principal component analysis, Environmental Earth Sciences, 60: 1673–1682 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-009-0301-4Web of ScienceCrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [9] Edwards V.R., Tett P., Jones K.J., 2003, Changes in the yield of chlorophyll a from dissolved available inorganic nitrogen after an enrichment event-applications for predicting eutrophication in coastal waters, Continental Shelf Research, 23(17): 1771–1785 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2003.06.003CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [10] Gil J., Valdes L., Moral M., Sanchez R., Garcia-Soto C., 2002, Mesoscale variability in a high-resolution grid in the Cantabrian Sea (southern Bay of Biscay), May 1995, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Paper, 49(9): 1591–1607 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0967-0637(02)00041-9CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [11] Hall L.W., Scott M.C., Killen W.D., Unger M.A., 2000, A probabilistic ecological risk assessment of tributyltin in surface waters of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, Human and Ecological Risk assessment, 6(1): 141–179 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10807030091124482CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [12] Huang L., Tan Y., Song X., Huang X., Wang H. et al., 2003, The status of the ecological environment and a proposed protection strategy in Sanya Bay, Hainan Island, China, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 47(7–12): 180–186 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-326X(03)00070-5CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [13] Huang Y., Ou Q., Li J., Qian H., 1993, Comparison of zooplankton from Dapeng Bay and Daya Bay and relationship between zooplankton and red tide, Marine Science Bulletin, 12(2): 46–21, (in Chinese) Google Scholar

  • [14] Jiang J., Li R., Zheng F., Lu L., Wu Q., Xu H., Huang X., 1990, Anaysis of benthos community structure in Daya Bay. In: Third Institute of Oceanology, State Oceanic administration (eds) Collections of papers on marine ecology in the Daya Bay (II), p. 282–289. China Ocean Press, Beijing, China Google Scholar

  • [15] Johnson R.A., Wichern D.W., 1998, Applied multivariate statistical analysis, Prentice Hall, New York, pp. 816 Google Scholar

  • [16] Josefson A.B., Rasmussen B., 2002, Nutrient retention by benthic macrofaunal biomass of Danish Estuaries: importance of nutrient Load and residence time, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 50(2): 205–216 http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/ecss.1999.0562CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [17] Kont A., Jaagu S.J., Aunap R., 2003, Climate change scenarios and the effect of sea-level rise for Estonia, Global Planet. Change, 36(1–2): 1–15 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0921-8181(02)00149-2CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [18] Li M., Cai Z.P., 2001, Effects of nuclear power plants on ocean environment and organisms: a review, Marine Sciences 25(9): 32–35, (in Chinese) Google Scholar

  • [19] Mumby P.J., Edwards A.J., Ernesto Arias-Gonzalez J., Lindeman K. C., Blackwell P. G. et at., 2004, Mangroves enhance the biomass of coral reef fish communities in the Caribbean, Nature, 427: 533–536 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature02286CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [20] Ning X.R., Sun S., Shi J.X., Lin Y.A., Chai Y.M. et al., 2005, Monitoring methods for the bay ecosystem, China Environment and Science Press, Beijing, China Google Scholar

  • [21] Pearson H., 2005, Scientists seek action to fix Asia’s ravaged ecosystems, Nature, 433: 94, doi:10.1038/433094b http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/433094bCrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [22] Pian J.P., Cai G.X., 1996, Annual research reports of Marine Biological Research Station (I), Science Press, Beijing, China Google Scholar

  • [23] Pian J.P., Wang, Z.D., 1998, Annual research reports of Marine Biological Research Station (II), Science Press, Beijing, China Google Scholar

  • [24] Sarnelle O., Cooper S.D., Wiseman S., Mavuti K.M., 1998, The relationship between nutrients and trophic-level biomass in turbid tropical ponds, Freshwater Biology, 40(1): 65–75 http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2427.1998.00332.xCrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [25] Shtereva G., Moncheva S., Doncheva V., Christovaand O., Shterev I., 1999, Changes in chemical parameters in the Bulgarian Black Sea coastal area as an indication of the ecological state of the environment, Water Science and Technology, 39(8): 37–45 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0273-1223(99)00205-XCrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [26] Souissi S., Daly Yahia-Kéfi O., 2000, Spatial characterization of nutrient dynamics in the Bay of Tunis (south-western Mediterranean) using multivariate analyses: consequences for phyto- and zooplankton distribution, Journal of Plankton Research, 22(11): 2039–2059 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plankt/22.11.2039CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [27] Tang D.L., Kester D.R., Wang Z.D., Lian J.S., Kawamura H., 2003, AVHRR satellite remote sensing and shipboard measurements of the thermal plume from the Daya Bay, nuclear power station, China, Remote Sensing of Environment, 84: 506–515 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0034-4257(02)00149-9CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [28] Theodorou A.J., 1995, An assessment of water quality in a coastal embayment (Phaleron Bay, Greece), Water Science and Technology, 32(7): 25–32 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0273-1223(96)00043-1CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [29] Wang C.S., Liu Z.S., He D.H., 2003, Seasonal dynamics of zooplankton biomass and abundance in Xiangshan Bay, Journal of Fisheries of China, 27(6): 594–599 Google Scholar

  • [30] Wang Y.S., Lou Z.P., Sun C.C., Wu M.L., Han S.H., 2006, Multivariate statistical analysis of water quality and phytoplankton characteristics in Daya Bay, China, from 1999 to 2002, Oceanologia, 48(2): 193–213 Google Scholar

  • [31] Wang Y.S., Lou Z.P., Sun C.C., Sun S., 2008, Ecological environment changes in Daya Bay, China, from 1982 to 2004, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 56: 1871–1879 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.07.017Web of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • [32] Casazza G., Silvestri C., Spada E., 2002, The use of bio-indicators for quality assessments of the marine environment: Examples from the Mediterranean Sea, Journal of Coastal Conservation, 8(2): 147–156 http://dx.doi.org/10.1652/1400-0350(2002)008[0147:TUOBFQ]2.0.CO;2CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [33] Wen W.Y., Zou R.L., Du W.C., Huang X.P., Zheng Q.H. et al., 1996, Impacts of warm effluent from the Dayawan nuclear power plant on stony coral community I. Stony community before the operation of the nuclear power plant, In: Annual research reports of MBRS (I), (Eds Pian, J.P., Cai, G.X.), Science Press, Beijing, China, pp.18–22 Google Scholar

  • [34] Wu M.L., Wang Y.S., 2007, Using chemometrics to evaluate anthropogenic effects in Daya Bay, China, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 72: 732–742 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2006.11.032CrossrefWeb of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • [35] Wu M.L., Wang Y.S., Sun C.C., Wang H., Lou Z.P., Dong J.D., 2009a, Identification of water quality by using chemometrics in Daya Bay, China, Oceanologia, 51(2): 217–232 Web of ScienceCrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [36] Wu M.L., Wang Y.S., Sun C.C., Wang H., Dong J.D., Han S.H. 2009b, Identification of anthropogenic effects and seasonality on water quality in Daya Bay, South China Sea, Journal of Environmental Management, 90: 3082–3090 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.04.017Web of ScienceCrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [37] Wu M.L., Wang Y.S., Sun C.C., Wang H., Dong J.D. et al., 2010, Identification of coastal water quality by statistical analysis methods in Daya Bay, South China Sea, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 60: 852–860 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2010.01.007CrossrefWeb of ScienceGoogle Scholar

  • [38] Xu G.Z., 1989, Environments and resources of Daya Bay,. Anhui Scienctific and Technical Publishers, HeFei, China, 163: 10–16 Google Scholar

  • [39] Xu J.R., Wang Y.S., Wang Q.J., Yin J.P., 2005, Nitrous Oxide Concentration and Nitrification and Dinitrification in the Pearl River Estuary, Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 24(3): 122–130 Google Scholar

  • [40] Yang Y., 2005, Comparative studies on zooplankton community between the sea surface microlayer and the subsurface microlayer in Daya Bay, Progress in Natural science, 15(8): 713–719 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10020070512331342810CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [41] Yung Y.K., Wong C.K., Yau K., Qian P.Y., 2001, Long-term Changes in Water Quality and Phytoplankton Characteristics in Port Shelter, Hong Kong, from 1988–1998, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 42(10): 981–992 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-326X(01)00066-2CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [42] Zang M.C., 1993, Nuclear power programs in China, Atomwirtschaft-Atometechnik, 38(6): 419–420 (in German) Google Scholar

  • [43] Zhang Y.L., Zhou R.L., 1987, Community structure of shallow water stony corals in Daya Bay, Tropic Oceanology, 6(1): 12–18, (in Chinese) Google Scholar

  • [44] Zheng Q.H., He Y.Q., Zhang G.X., 2001, Impacting on the ecological environment and marine organism by wasted water discharged to the sea in Daya Bay, [In:] Pian J.P., Wang Z.D., Wu X.Z. (eds) Annual research reports of MBRS (III),. Science Press, Beijing, China, p.10–15 Google Scholar

  • [45] Zeng P., Chen H., Ao B., Ji P., Wang X., Ou Z., 2002, Transport of waste heat from a nuclear power plant into coastal water, Costal Engineering, 44(4): 301–319 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-3839(01)00039-4CrossrefGoogle Scholar

  • [46] Zhang Q.M., 2001, Status of tropical biological coasts of China: implications on ecosystem restoration and resconstruction, Ocenaologia and Limnologia Sinica, 32(4): 454–464, (in Chinese) Google Scholar

  • [47] Zhong Z.X., Huang Y.Y., Zhang H.D., 1999, Research on primary productivity quantitative parameters and structure of mangrove community in Daya Bay of Guangdong Province, Scientia Silvae Sinicae, 35(2): 26–30 Google Scholar

  • [48] Zhou R.L., 1996, Substainable development for marine biological resources of Daya Bay, Science Press, Beijing, China, p.7–129 Google Scholar

About the article

Published Online: 2011-01-21

Published in Print: 2011-03-01


Citation Information: Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, Volume 40, Issue 1, Pages 82–95, ISSN (Online) 1897-3191, ISSN (Print) 1730-413X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13545-011-0009-4.

Export Citation

© 2011 Faculty of Oceanography and Geography, University of Gdańsk, Poland. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License. BY-NC-ND 3.0

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

[2]
Palanisamy Kumar and Anisa Khan
Aquatic Biosystems, 2013, Volume 9, Number 1, Page 15
[3]
Mei-Lin Wu, You-Shao Wang, Cui-Ci Sun, Fu-Lin Sun, Hao Cheng, Yu-Tu Wang, Jun-De Dong, and Jingfeng Wu
Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, 2012, Volume 41, Number 4
[4]
Juan Ling, Jun-De Dong, You-Shao Wang, Yan-Ying Zhang, Chao Deng, Li Lin, Mei-Lin Wu, and Fu-Lin Sun
Ecotoxicology, 2012, Volume 21, Number 6, Page 1669
[5]
You-Shao Wang, Zhi-Ping Lou, Cui-Ci Sun, Haili Wang, B. Greg Mitchell, Mei-Lin Wu, and Chao Deng
Environmental Earth Sciences, 2012, Volume 66, Number 2, Page 655

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in