Biological Evaluation of off-shore Water Quality in Southern Coastal Waters with Asterias Aurensis Gametes

아므르불가사리(Asterias amurensis)의 배우자를 이용한 남해해역 연안해수의 생물학적 수질평가

  • 유춘만 (전남대학교 생물학과) ;
  • 박지인 (한국수자원공사) ;
  • 조기안 (초당대학교 환경공학과) ;
  • 주현수 (서남대학교 생물학과) ;
  • 박종천 (서남대학교 생물학과) ;
  • 나명석 (전남대학교 생물학과)
  • Published : 1999.02.01


This study was carried out to evaluate off-shore water quality and to draw marine pollution map to Southern sea in Korea by bioassay using gametes and early development system of Asterias amurensis. From the bioassay, it was determined that the water qualites of Southern sea maintained the grade II, because development of A. amurensis were moderately inhibited. However, Sunchon, Kwangyang, and Jinhae Bay belonged to grade III, because development of A. amurensis were strongly inhibited. This could be due to the inflows of several river systems and poor water circulation. The water quality at Yosu island was the grade I, because A. amurensis were not inhibited in its early development.


marine pollution map;Southern sea;Aster;Asterias amurensis


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