Long-term change in benthopelagic fish abundance in the abyssal northeast Pacific Ocean.

@article{Bailey2006LongtermCI,
  title={Long-term change in benthopelagic fish abundance in the abyssal northeast Pacific Ocean.},
  author={David Mark Bailey and Henry A. Ruhl and Kenneth L. Smith},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={549-55}
}
Food web structure, particularly the relative importance of bottom-up and top-down control of animal abundances, is poorly known for the Earth's largest habitats: the abyssal plains. A unique 15-yr time series of climate, productivity, particulate flux, and abundance of primary consumers (primarily echinoderms) and secondary consumers (fish) was examined to elucidate the response of trophic levels to temporal variation in one another. Towed camera sled deployments in the abyssal northeast… CONTINUE READING
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