Removal of Suspended Particles by Fouling Communities

DH Mook
1981 Marine Ecology Progress Series  
Suspended particle consumption by whole fouling communities was measured with a particle counter Experimental fouling communities removed suspended particles of all sizes between 1 and 40 pm with equal efficiency. Particles of certain size ranges (1.5-5 and > 25 pm) are defecated by some species; they may be made available as a food source for other species of the fouling community
doi:10.3354/meps005279 fatcat:5xfvhl72gbhzrkgnmictnfedza