Do Monk Seals Exert Top-Down Pressure in Subphotic Ecosystems ?

@inproceedings{Parrish2017DoMS,
  title={Do Monk Seals Exert Top-Down Pressure in Subphotic Ecosystems ?},
  author={Frank Parrish},
  year={2017}
}
Patterns of subphotic fish assemblages on seamounts in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands were identified and compared for potential structuring influences, including the bottom-up effects of regional oceanic productivity and top-down predation pressure exerted by visiting monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi). Patterns in fish size, density, and biomass were evaluated at the deep extreme (350–500 m) of the seals feeding range to avoid confounding effects of diverse shallow habitats (e.g., coral… CONTINUE READING

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