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By J.H.S. Blaxter (ed.), A.J. Southward (ed.)

ISBN-10: 0120261251

ISBN-13: 9780120261253

Quantity 25 of this authoritative evaluation sequence keeps the excessive usual set by means of the editors long ago. Marine biologists far and wide have come to worth and luxuriate in the wide range of thought-provoking papers written through invited experts.In this quantity are reports of 4 animal teams which span the complete diversity of the marine meals chain. The function of parasites in ecology is a transforming into curiosity and the parasites of zooplankton are defined intimately for the 1st time. elements of thegastropods, cephalopods and fish existence also are tested intimately.

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Another model is that of Olson and Boggs (1986), I = 24C(W,IA,) I where i = food type, W,= weight of a food type i in stomachs, and A , = the integral of the function that best fits gastric evacuation data for food type i. This model does not require an a priori assumption of an evacuation rate model. Evacuation rates of individual prey types are accounted for in the model by assuming that each prey type is evacuated independently, although experimental evidence for this is equivocal (Persson, 1984; Olson and Boggs, 1986).

He reasoned that alternative prey abundance will affect the time required for a predator to obtain its maximum ration. From his model, Pepin concluded that larval mortality should be a function of predator abundance scaled to relative alternative prey abundance. To our knowledge, the influence of alternative prey on predation rates on fish eggs and larvae in the sea has not been demonstrated. In theory, if prey density were high enough for the predator to make a choice, the rate of predation on one type of prey must decrease if it co-occurs with a less evasive prey (Vinyard, 1980), especially if the predator satiates quickly.

That study also demonstrated clear inverse relationships between capture success and larval developmental stage for flounder, cod and plaice. Starved herring larvae became increasingly susceptible to capture. Heeger and Moller (1987) showed that herring contacting parts of Aurelia aurita were caught with different efficiencies; tentacles caught 94% of larvae contacted, whereas exumbrellar and subumbrellar surfaces caught 76 and 14% of larvae. In another study reporting capture success, Yamashita et al.

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