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Fish Type, Body Size Can Help Predict Nutrient Recycling Rates
Description: The nutrients excreted by fish in their "pee" may be critical to the health of coastal ecosystems. But knowing whether generalizations can be made about how to predict these nutrient levels in various ecosystems has vexed researchers - until now. In a new paper scientists show that ecologists can better predict the rates of how these chemical nutrients are transferred by fish if they know the various fish species living in an ecosystem, along with the body size of the fish. [Source: NC State University]
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Source: NC State University
Publish Date: 4/15/2015
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