Tiniest Sea Creatures Showing Up In Gulf of Alaska Can Be Biggest Troublemakers
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - August 6, 2018
This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –
Warming Alaska waters are luring all kinds of new creatures – and some of the smallest can potentially be the biggest troublemakers.
In the eastern Gulf of Alaska tiny filter feeders called salps are appearing. The inch-long tubes never stop feeding on phytoplankton, the foundation of the ocean’s food chain.
“Just the fact that they are here is different from the usual. “
Wesley Strasburger is a fishery research biologist based at ...
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