euphausiid


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euphausiid

any small, pelagic, shrimp-like CRUSTACEAN of the order Euphausiacea. Euphausiids are an important constituent ofkrill, the main food of whalebone whales.
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The euphausiid abundance in the 50-100 m layer was significantly higher than in the 100-150 m layer (p<0.05), and, the abundance in the 50-100 m layer was higher than the 0-50 m layer, although differences were not significant (p=0.06).
(1997) held that the decline in euphausiid abundance off the west coast of Vancouver Island later in late summer, and the development of upwelling-driven high productivity offshore, led to a shift in Pacific hake distribution towards the shelf-break, where flow-field dynamics became more important influences on Pacific hake distribution.
After a few days, large quantities of euphausiid eggs are produced, and in three or four weeks these will give rise to a new generation of larvae that compete with the swarm of Calanus plumchrus to eat the flagellates.
Data from this small sample reflected the importance of euphausiids in the diet of Cassin's Auklets during the early part of the breeding season, as in Ancient Murrelets foraging off Langara Island before fish assumed greater importance later in the breeding season (Sealy 1975).
Latitude, myctophid length, SST, SCHL, zooplankton volume, and euphausiid composition in the zooplankton net samples yielded an importance rank of zero.
This table shows the presence of some species like the copepods Copilia quadrata, Oithona setigera, the euphausiid E.
On the effects of interannual variations in circulation and temperature upon euphausiids of the California Current.
In some cases, this leads to a change from one functional eye type to another, for instance, from the apposition to the superposition system in the rock lobster Panulirus longipes (Meyer-Rochow, 1975), the mysid Neomysis integer, and the euphausiid Thysanoessa raschii (Nilsson et al., 1986).
The annual cycle of euphausiids in juvenile walleye pollock diet likely reflects the predator-prey size relationship superimposed on annual cycles of fish growth and euphausiid production.
Daylight collection, and the use of a ring net, likely resulted in underestimating euphausiid absolute abundances.
For example, the range of euphausiid electivity values observed may be due to the pooling of euphausiid species and life-history stages, potentially obscuring euphausiid prey selection patterns observed in other studies (Schabetsberger et al., 2003).