The vertical distribution of zooplankton in stratified mesotrophic Lake Arakhley (Eastern Transbaikalia)
We have studied the vertical distribution of zooplankton of a stratified mesotrophic lake. Thus, in August 2011 and 2013, copepods dominated the composition of the zooplankton of the mesotrophic Lake Arakhley and had a density maximum either in the upper euphotic layer or in the area of the metalimnion, with a gradual decrease in the lower layers of water. By 2013, the zooplankton community changed and mainly consisted of cladocerans, and they both dominated in numbers.
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