Long-term discrepancy between food supply and demand in the deep eastern north pacific

@article{Smith1999LongtermDB,
  title={Long-term discrepancy between food supply and demand in the deep eastern north pacific},
  author={Smith and H Kaufmann},
  journal={Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={284 5417},
  pages={1174-7}
}
A 7-year study of food supply [sinking particulate organic carbon (POC)] and food demand [sediment community oxygen consumption (SCOC)] in the abyssal eastern North Pacific revealed a long-term deficit in food supply. The POC:SCOC ratio decreased by 52 to 59 percent between 1989 and 1996. A possible explanation for this trend is the documented sea surface… CONTINUE READING