Mediterranean fouling communities assimilate the organic matter derived from coastal fish farms as a new trophic resource.

@article{GonzlezSilvera2015MediterraneanFC,
  title={Mediterranean fouling communities assimilate the organic matter derived from coastal fish farms as a new trophic resource.},
  author={Daniel Gonz{\'a}lez-Silvera and David Izquierdo-Gomez and Victoria Fernandez-Gonzalez and F Javier Martinez-Lopez and Jose Lopez-Jimenez and Pablo S{\'a}nchez-Jerez},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2015},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={45-53}
}
Currently, the lipid content of fish feeds includes high amounts of terrestrial vegetable oils, rich in n-6 fatty acids and poor in n-3 fatty acids. Sinking organic matter in the shape of fragmented pellets and fish faeces could be ingested by the surrounding fauna attracted to the submerged structures of aquaculture facilities or living in natural benthic habitats. Fatty acids contained in feed pellets were used as trophic markers to shed light on the assimilation and incorporation of… CONTINUE READING
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