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Tournament marlins get bigger?

biology, ecology, evolution, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, ScienceApril 28, 2010

This week’s ResearchBlogCast featured the paper “Decline in top predator body size and changing climate alter trophic structure in an oceanic ecosystem”, originally discussed at Fish Schooled (Prey populations explode as predators get smaller). In both the podcast and the blogpost, the authors argue that prey abundance booms despite predator biomass remaining constant because the […]