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Effect of Anthropogenic Activities on Zooplankton Population of Sogal Pond, Belgaum District, Karnataka, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 K.L.E Society’s, R.L. Science Institute, Belgaum-590 001, INDIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (7), Pages 81-83, July,2 (2013)


The present study is aimed at the impact of anthropogenic activities on the richness of zooplankton of Sogal pond. The Sogal pond is located at 15° 51’ 35” North latitude and 74° 58’ 28” East longitude. The observations reveal presence of 16 different species belonging to 3 groups namely. Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda and formed 41, 30 and 29 percent of total zooplankton population in the pond. The overall observation reveals that presence of many of them are pollution indicators due to the lot of interference of human activities. Rotifers are found maximum in summer and least in monsoon, similarly cladocera are maximum in monsoon than in other seasons. Water is not found to be suitable for human consumption.


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