Stable isotope monitoring of benthic – planktonic coupling using salt marsh fish

  title={Stable isotope monitoring of benthic – planktonic coupling using salt marsh fish},
  author={Brian Fry and Matthew Cieri and Jeff Hughes and Craig R. Tobias and Linda A. Deegan and Bruce J. Peterson},
Salt marshes are important coastal ecosystems whose trophic function can be monitored with stable isotopes of abundant fish biosentinel species such as the mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus and the Atlantic silverside Menidia menidia. We compared movement patterns and feeding biology of these species in the summers of 1999 and 2000 in the Rowley River salt marsh estuary north of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. A 15N tracer addition experiment showed that fish of both species were more resident than… CONTINUE READING
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