Precious Corals and Subphotic Fish Assemblages

  title={Precious Corals and Subphotic Fish Assemblages},
  author={Frank A. Parrish},
Telemetry studies of monk seal movements at French Frigate Shoals identified two areas where seals were focusing their foraging at subphotic depths. Submarine surveys (1 , 000, and 001) were used in these areas to locate beds of deep-water corals. In an attempt to link the density, size, or biomass of subphotic fish (potential seal prey) with the presence of deep-water corals, a comparison of areas with and without deep-water corals was conducted. Areas with tall morpho-types of deep-water… CONTINUE READING