Mechanisms and feasibility of prey capture in ambush-feeding zooplankton

  • Thomas Kiørboea, Anders Andersenb, +2 authors Tomas Bohrb
  • Published 2009
Many marine zooplankters, particularly among copepods, are ‘‘ambush feeders’’ that passively wait for their prey and capture them by fast surprise attacks. This strategy must be very demanding in terms of muscle power and sensing capabilities, but the detailed mechanisms of the attacks are unknown. Using high-speed video we describe how copepods perform… CONTINUE READING