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[AOS17-11] Species composition of Skeletonema in the water column and the sediment of the tidal zone of the Chikugo River and the Ariake Sea
Keywords:Skeletonema, tidal zone, diatom bloom
In April 2015, resting cells of this genus was 33,000 MPN g-1, and Skeletonema potamos and S. costatum were obtained in the tidal zone of the Chikugo River. In August, sediments were eroded by 20 cm after the heavy rain. Resting cells reduced to 1,100 MPN g-1. Both S. potamos and S. costatum were disappeared from the sediment, indicating that resting cells of these two species transported to the Ariake Sea. In the September, resting cells increased to 49,000 MPN g-1, and S. potamos, S. costatum, and S. marinoi-dohrnii complex germinated from the sediment. In the water samples, S. potamos was detected in all samples derived from tidal zone, while S. marinoi-dohrnii complex was detected in all samples of the Ariake Sea.
The present study revealed that Skeletonema potamos dominated in the tidal zone of the Chikugo River, while S. marinoi-dohrnii complex mainly distributed in the Ariake Sea. As S. potamos and S. costatum were detected in the sediment samples obtained before- and after rainy season, these two species are possible causatives after heavy rain in the Ariake Sea.