COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Where the Shark and the Snapper Roam
Description: Over the years, when scientists saw many plant-eaters and small fish on coral reefs but relatively few large predators like sharks and snappers, they assumed that the underwater landscape mirrored this familiar pattern. But as reefs far from human settlements are explored, researchers are finding that this assumption may be wrong. The science underlying this pattern has to do with how energy (food) moves from the bottom to the top of the food chain. [Source: Smithsonian Ocean Portal]
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Source: Smithsonian Ocean Portal
Publish Date: 3/13/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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