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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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).
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.
Growth production of the euphausiid Nyctiphanes simplex at the coastal shelf off Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
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.
Euphausiid abundance is typically greatest in productive, nearshore waters (Brinton, 1979; Simard et al.
On the effects of interannual variations in circulation and temperature upon euphausiids of the California Current.
Low abundances were observed during the El Nino period, coinciding with studies on specific taxonomic groups including copepods, euphausiids and amphipods (Ambriz-Arreola et al.
In contrast, euphausiid juveniles and adults occurred in half the stomachs and each individual weighed on average 19.
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.