Effects of low dissolved oxygen on zooplankton predation by the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi

  title={Effects of low dissolved oxygen on zooplankton predation by the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi},
  author={Mary Beth Decker and Denise Breitburg and Jennifer E. Purcell},
The occurrence of low dissolved oxygen (DO), caused by vertical stratification and excess nutrient inputs, is an important and widely occurring physical feature in aquatic systems. Because some gelatinous species, such as the lobate ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi are more tolerant of low DO concentrations than their prey and competitors, hypoxia may have profound effects on trophic interactions. Predation, clearance and digestion rates of ctenophores feeding on zooplankton (primarily Acartia… CONTINUE READING
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