Marine predators forage hotspots at oceanic fronts.
Posted Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong
The mechanisms of shelf-sea fronts are poorly understood. As a front passes, how do plankton and their consumers contribute to the ecology of sea and land nearby? Many species of predator specialise in visiting these fronts, whether transient or fixed, and using the warmer temperatures, the varying productivity and the food supply that gannets find a valuable diet during the breeding season. Marine predators forage hotspots at oceanic fronts.