By Michael P. Lesser
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Glover et al. , 2006). This suggests that temporal changes in benthic food availability could potentially affect fish, as growth rates were highest just after the summer peak in POC flux. As most fish do not feed directly on phytodetritus, any trophic link would depend on changes to prey animal availability or composition as a result of these animals feeding on phytodetritus. , 2006). , 2007). Such a time-keeping system might allow a fish to schedule its growth and reproduction to times when food is most available, or even migrate to areas where seasonal increases in food occur.
3. Case Studies: Sedimented Environments Muddy, deep-sea sediments represent the most widespread habitat on the Earth’s solid surface, occupying approximately 96% of the ocean floor (Glover and Smith, 2003). With an average ocean depth of 3800 m, they are also one of the least accessible of habitats. Modern quantitative deep-sea biology only started in earnest during the 1960s with pioneering studies on the small infauna of the deep north-west Atlantic (Hessler and Sanders, 1967). The majority of these and subsequent studies have not included a long time-series element.
Analyses of the polychaete faunal composition indicated that only certain taxa and trophic groups responded. The families Cirratulidae, Spionidae, and Opheliidae had significantly higher abundances during the Amperima event that before, while others, such as the Paraonidae, showed no obvious change during this time. , 2001). Significant increases were also detected in two trophic groups, surface deposit feeders and predators. Although polychaete assemblages exhibited an overall change at the higher taxon and functional group level at the PAP during the period 1989–1998, the response was much less obvious at the species level (Soto, 2008).
Advances in Marine Biology, Vol. 58 by Michael P. Lesser