Video-monitored predation by Caribbean reef fishes on an array of mangrove and reef sponges

@article{Dunlap1996VideomonitoredPB,
  title={Video-monitored predation by Caribbean reef fishes on an array of mangrove and reef sponges},
  author={Matthew J. Dunlap and Joseph R. Pawlik},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={1996},
  volume={126},
  pages={117-123}
}
Although predation by fishes is thought to structure benthic invertebrate communities on coral reefs, evidence to support this claim has been difficult to obtain. We deployed an array of eight sponge species on Conch Reef (16 m depth) off Key Largo, Florida, USA, and used a remote video-camera to record fish activity near the array continuously during five daylight periods (6 h for 1 d, at least 11.5 h for 4 d) and one night period (11 h). Of the eight sponge species, four were from adjacent… 

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