The present study was carried out in Manakudy estuary over a period of one year May 2014 - April 2015. The collection was made on every month in the morning 7-9 a.m at regular intervals from the selected six stations. In each station, three spots were randomly fixed. Identified zooplankton species are grouped into Copepod, Rotifer, Cladocera, and Protozoa. The total number of 25 species were reported. Among these, 12 species belonged to Copepod, 5 species belonged to Rotifer, 2 species belonged to Cladocera and 6 species belonged to Protozoa. Copepod was found to be the dominant. The aim of the study is to monitoring the water quality to increase the zooplankton species and production of fish.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN