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Coprorhexy, coprophagy, and coprochaly in the copepods Calanus helgolandicus, Pseudocalanus elongatus, and Oithona similis
Description: Studies of fecal pellet flux show that a large percentage of pellets produced in the upper ocean is degraded within the surface waters. It is therefore important to investigate these degradation mechanisms to understand the role of fecal pellets in the oceanic carbon cycle. [Source: Marine Ecology Progress Series]
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Source: Marine Ecology Progress Series
Publish Date: 2/10/2008
Reading Level: Expert
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