Predator prey relationship in the ocean

Predator prey relationship in the ocean

Predator-prey relationships

a summary The impact of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning at all trophic levels, especially through predatory–prey interactions, is becoming more widely recognized. However, despite the fact that microbial biodiversity contributes significantly to marine ecosystem function and energy flows, this subject has received little attention for marine microbes. In the East China Sea, we looked at the diversity and biomass of bacteria (prey) and nanoflagellates (predators), as well as their impact on trophic transfer ability. Predator diversity effects on prey biomass and trophic transfer efficiency (using the predator/prey biomass ratio as a proxy), prey diversity effects on predator biomass and trophic transfer efficiency, and the relationship between predator and prey diversity were all studied. We discovered that greater prey diversity increased predator diversity and biomass, as well as trophic transfer efficiency, which may be attributed to a more balanced diet and/or increased niche complementarity as a result of greater prey diversity. Predator diversity, on the other hand, had no discernible impact on prey biomass or transfer ability. In particular, we discovered prey diversity effects on predator–prey interactions, but no such impact on biomass within the same trophic stage. The importance of considering multitrophic biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning in natural environments is highlighted by our findings.

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The long history of human exploitation (>10,000 years) using the same basic techniques of hooks, lines, and nets, high rates of fishing mortality, and demonstrated malleability of fish morphology and genetics in the face of selective fishing practices all raise the question: why hasn’t fish behavior evolved to fully escape these forms of fishing? To find an answer, we compare the behavioral experiences between fish and their non-human and human predators, focusing on the fishing methods with the longest historical antecedents (hook and line, nets, spears). We contend that fishing with these techniques has been effective for millennia because it bypasses all of the evolutionary constraints that enable prey fish to identify, recognize, and learn about their predators. We show that when these constraints are relaxed, particularly when fish can learn about human predators, their behavior evolves quickly to reduce mortality due to fishing pressure.

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Predator Prey in the Sea
Examining the Effects of Forage Fish Availability on Seabirds Changes in water temperature, tides, and other factors can alter the distributions of marine fish and wildlife in a variety of ways in complex and diverse marine environments. Although the United States continues to encourage offshore wind energy production in its coastal waters, BRI researchers are looking into how these technologies could impact the patterns and processes that control wildlife distributions, and how those effects could lead to changes in food webs.
More data is required to improve our understanding of trophic interactions in ocean ecosystems so that we can better understand the impact of humans on the marine environment. BRI is working with scientists from NOAA, the USGS, and Memorial University of Canada to examine the significance of predator-prey relationships in the marine environment in order to satisfy this need.

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The tropical region of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO) covers about 35 million km2 (120°E-140°W, 15°N-25°S), making it larger than the tropical areas of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. In comparison to these oceans and the Eastern Pacific, the WCPO is unusually dispersed, with numerous atolls, high islands, and island groups [1], totaling about 140,000 km of coast (excluding Australia), and diverse ecosystems such as lagoons and reefs. The WCPO is also known for its complex bathymetry and abundance of seamounts [2], [3]. Multiple and complex vertical hydrological structures and current circulation patterns (eddies, frontal zones) are caused by this particular topography [1].
Tuna fisheries in the WCPO region produce the world’s highest tuna catches (>60 percent of global tuna catches), with annual skipjack, yellowfin, bigeye, and albacore tuna catches measured at nearly 2.5 million tonnes in recent years [4]. The overall estimated landed value of tuna catches in this area exceeded USD 4 billion in 2011 [4], making it a significant economic opportunity for Pacific Island Countries and Territories [5].