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Seasonal Changes and Influencing Factors of Floating Biological Communities on the Surface of the Ocean  

Linglong Shao1 , Mengyue Chen2 , Wei Wang2
1 Ningbo City Commercial Management Co, Ltd, Ningbo, 315000, China
2 Cuixi Academy of Biotechnology, Zhuji, 311800, China
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International Journal of Marine Science, 2024, Vol. 14, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/ijms.2024.14.0002
Received: 19 Nov., 2023    Accepted: 28 Dec., 2023    Published: 20 Jan., 2024
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Shao L.L., Chen M.Y., and Wang W., 2024, Seasonal changes and influencing factors of floating biological communities on the surface of the ocean, International Journal of Marine Science, 14(1): 6-13 (doi: 10.5376/ijms.2024.14.0002)


Marine plankton is a special ecological group of marine plankton, which is a key component of the marine planktonic food web, material cycle, and energy flow. Its biomass level and population structure greatly affect the output rate of carbon cycle. Floating organisms mainly inhabit the surface layer of the ocean (including organisms inhabiting the surface facial mask and the air sea interface). Because this surface layer has a special physical and chemical environment and a complex and changeable community, and it is the place where many economic fish eggs and larvae are concentrated, it is of certain significance in theory and practice to study the community of marine surface plankton. This study focuses on the seasonal variation characteristics of marine floating organisms communities, specifically elaborating on the seasonal effects of light, temperature, salinity, and other human activities on surface floating organisms. Finally, it summarizes some relevant roles and protection strategies, providing scientific theoretical basis for marine ecosystem research.

Floating organisms; Ecological community; Seasonal changes; Food web
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