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Trophic ecology of planktonic gelatinous predators in Saanich Inlet, British Columbia: diets and prey selection

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Date Issued:
1987
Title: Trophic ecology of planktonic gelatinous predators in Saanich Inlet, British Columbia: diets and prey selection.
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Name(s): Larson, R. J., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1987
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Extent: 11 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3355140 (digitool), FADT3355140 (IID), fau:6668 (fedora), 10.1093/plankt/9.5.811 (doi)
Note(s): The diets of most of the gelatinous predators (medusae and ctenophores) in Saanich Inlet, British Columbia (0–25 m) were dominated during the spring by eggs of Euphausia pacifica which formed ~60% of the total prey consumed by number and ~75% by biomass. Copepods ranked second, contributing ~15% of the prey biomass. Barnacle larvae ranked third, with Oikopleura dioica, copepod nauplii, and decapod larvae of minor importance.
This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Plankton Research, http://plankt.oxfordjournals.org/, and may be cited as: Larson, R. J. (1987). Trophic ecology of planktonic gelatinous predators in Saanich Inlet, British Columbia: diets and prey selection. Journal of Plankton Research, 9(5), 811-820. doi:10.1093/plankt/9.5.811
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #590.
Subject(s): Ctenophores
Medusae
Jellyfishes
Saanich Peninsula (B.C.)
Food chains (Ecology)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3355140
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/plankt/9.5.811
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Host Institution: FAU