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Impact of Physico-Chemical Parameters of Water on Zooplankton Diversity in Nanjangud Industrial Area, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Centre for Science and Technology Education Research, University of Waikato, NEW ZEALAND
  • 2 Dep. of Environmental Science, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Environment Sci., Volume 1, Issue (4), Pages 37-42, November,22 (2012)

Abstract

Zooplanktons and macro invertebrate’s samples were collected monthly from two sampling stations at River Kapila, Nanjangud, Karnataka State, India. Prior to sampling, temperature of surface water, pH, dissolved oxygen concentration etc were evaluated. Zooplanktons were sampled using plankton net. The result revealed that zooplankton was made up of, Rotifera (62.00%), Copepoda (12.00%), Cladocera (19.50%), Diptera (4.00%) and Nematoda (4.50%). The status of the River could said to be eutrophic as indicated by the diversity of zooplankton.

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