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Lipid correction for carbon stable isotope analysis of deep-sea fishes
Global Trophic Position Comparison of Two Dominant Mesopelagic Fish Families (Myctophidae, Stomiidae) Using Amino Acid Nitrogen Isotopic Analyses
It is found that trophic positions estimated from the δ15N values of individual amino acids are nearly uniform within both families of these fishes across five global regions despite great variability in bulk tissue δ 15N values.
Fishes of the eastern Ross Sea, Antarctica
- J. Donnelly, J. J. Torres, T. Sutton, C. Simoniello
- Environmental Science, BiologyPolar Biology
- 16 June 2004
Antarctic fishes were sampled with 41 midwater and 6 benthic trawls during the 1999–2000 austral summer in the eastern Ross Sea and included seven species each of Artedidraconaceae, Bathydraconidae and Channichthyidae, ten species of Nototheniidae, and three species eachof Rajidae and Zoarcidae.
A system for high-resolution zooplankton imaging
The mechanical, optical, and data processing design of this instrument is summarized and recent improvements are discussed and images and quantitative results from recent deployments in the Gulf of Mexico are presented.
Phytoplankton Response to Intrusions of Slope Water on the West Florida Shelf: Models and Observations
 Previous hypotheses had suggested that upwelled intrusions of nutrient-rich Gulf of Mexico slope water onto the West Florida Shelf (WFS) led to formation of red tides of Karenia brevis. However,…
Visual acuity in ray-finned fishes correlates with eye size and habitat
- Eleanor M. Caves, T. Sutton, S. Johnsen
- Environmental ScienceJournal of Experimental Biology
- 1 May 2017
Examination of how visual acuity in ray-finned fishes correlates with morphological and ecological factors shows that both eye size and habitat type are strong predictors of acuity on this group of fishes.
Trophic ecology of the stomiid (Pisces: Stomiidae) fish assemblage of the eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strategies, selectivity and impact of a top mesopelagic predator group
Stomiids are the dominant upper trophic-level predators of the Gulf of Mexico mesopelagial, stomiids inflict the highest predation impact on myctophids in low-latitude midwater ecosystems, and the historic use of predation-avoidance arguments to explain certain mesopelsagic phenomena appears to be substantiated by estimates of stomiidpredation-impact.
Dining in the Deep: The Feeding Ecology of Deep-Sea Fishes.
Diet analysis and more recent trophic biomarker approaches, such as stable isotopes and fatty-acid profiles, have enabled the description of feeding guilds and an increased recognition of the vertical connectivity in food webs in a whole-water-column sense, including benthic-pelagic coupling.
Deep-sea mystery solved: astonishing larval transformations and extreme sexual dimorphism unite three fish families
It is shown that fishes currently assigned to three families with greatly differing morphologies, Mirapinnidae (tapetails), Megalomycteridae (bignose fishes) and Cetomimidae (whalefishes), are larvae, males and females, respectively, of a single family CetOMimidae.
Vertical ecology of the pelagic ocean: classical patterns and new perspectives.
- T. Sutton
- Environmental ScienceJournal of fish biology
- 1 December 2013
Applications of acoustic and optical sensing and intensive, discrete-depth sampling have substantially advanced knowledge of pelagic ecosystems in the 17 years since the 1996 Deepwater Fishes Symposium, suggesting that a whole-water column approach is warranted for deep ocean conservation and management.