COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Marine Biology: Feast and Famine On the Abyssal Plain
Description: A new paper shows that population booms of algae or animals near the sea surface can sometimes result in huge pulses of organic material sinking to the deep seafloor. In a few weeks, such deep-sea "feasts" can deliver as much food to deep-sea animals as would normally arrive over years or even decades of typical marine snow. [Source: ScienceDaily]
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Source: ScienceDaily
Publish Date: 11/11/2013
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