Do separated taxa react differently to a long-term salinity increase? The meiobenthos changes in Bay Sivash, largest hypersaline lagoon worldwide

  title={Do separated taxa react differently to a long-term salinity increase? The meiobenthos changes in Bay Sivash, largest hypersaline lagoon worldwide},
  author={Nickolai V. Shadrin and Elena Kolesnikova and Tatiana Revkova and Alexandr A. Latushkin and Anna A. Chepyzhenko and I. E. Drapun and Nikolay R. Dyakov and Elena V. Anufriieva},
  journal={Knowledge \& Management of Aquatic Ecosystems},
In the world's largest hypersaline lagoon Bay Sivash, its ecosystem twice transformed from a previous state to a new one due to human intervention. Before the North Crimean Canal construction, it was hypersaline (average salinity of 140 g l−1). The canal was built between 1963 and 1975, which resulted in intensive development of irrigated agriculture discharging drainage water into the bay. Between 1988 and 2013, salinity gradually dropped to average of 18–23 g l−1; a new ecosystem with a… 

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