Carbon export mediated by mesopelagic fishes in the northeast Pacific Ocean

  title={Carbon export mediated by mesopelagic fishes in the northeast Pacific Ocean},
  author={Peter C. Davison and David M. Checkley and J Anthony Koslow and Jay Barlow},
  journal={Progress in Oceanography},
Quantifying carbon fluxes from primary production to mesopelagic fish using a simple food web model
An ecosystem-based flow analysis model was used to study carbon transfer from primary production (PP) to mesopelagic fish via three groups of copepods: detritivores that access sinking particles,
The transformation of mesopelagic structure across polar fronts
The oceans sequester 31% of atmospheric carbon annually 1, but the magnitude of biologically enhanced sequestration is not evenly distributed across the globe 2. Measuring surface primary
A trait‐based carbon export model for mesopelagic fishes in the Gulf of Mexico with consideration of asynchronous vertical migration, flux boundaries, and feeding guilds
Fish‐mediated carbon export provides a significant proportion of the biological carbon pump in oligotrophic regions. Bioenergetic models estimate this carbon transport, but many lack species‐specific
Mesopelagic fish biomass in the southern California current ecosystem
Trophic Interactions of Mesopelagic Fishes in the South China Sea Illustrated by Stable Isotopes and Fatty Acids
Evidence is presented of the variability of ecological behaviours (migration and predation) and trophic interactions among various species of mesopelagic fishes collected from the South China Sea indicated by isotopes, biomarker tools, and compound- specific stable isotope analysis of FAs (CSIA).
Growth and reproduction in mesopelagic fishes: a literature synthesis
The current state of knowledge of research on age, growth, and reproduction of mesopelagic fishes, the basic biological information fundamental to understanding the population dynamics of species in this ecosystem are synthesized.
Environmental drivers of upper mesopelagic fish assemblages in the Benguela Upwelling System
: The Benguela upwelling system is one of the most productive marine ecosystems in the world; however, little is known about the community structure of mesopelagic fishes in its northern (nBUS) and


The export of carbon mediated by mesopelagic fishes in the northeast Pacific Ocean
Investigation of the importance of mesopelagic fishes to the biogeochemical flux of carbon in the northeast Pacific Ocean indicated that two of the major determinants of the acoustic reflectivity of a fish, body density and swimbladder inflation, vary both between and within species.
Quantification of diel vertical migration by micronektonic taxa in the northeast Atlantic
It is estimated for fish that if these migrations occur throughout the year, they will result in an active carbon export from the wind-mixed layer and immediate sub-thermocline depths of about 500% of the mean annual standing stock.
Efficient trawl avoidance by mesopelagic fishes causes large underestimation of their biomass
Novel evidence of efficient avoidance of such sampling by the most common myctophid fish in the Northern Atlantic, i.e. Benthosema glaciale, is reported, reason that similar avoid- ance of nets may explain consistently higher acoustic abundance estimates of mesopelagic fish from parts of the world's oceans.
SHORT COMMUNICATION Carbon and nitrogen fluxes in the oceans: the contribution by zooplankton migrants to active transport in the North Atlantic during the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study
The role of vertical migrant zooplankton, with both seasonal/ontogenetic and daily strat- egies, in the active transport of carbon and nitrogen out of the surface layer in the North Atlantic is
Species composition, biomass and vertical distribution of micronekton over the mid-slope region off southern Tasmania, Australia
It is suggested that advection of mesopelagic prey in antarctic intermediate water may sustain aggregated populations of orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus) and other predators on the micronekton in mid-slope depths at this site.