Identifying Potential Trophic Relationships and Bioaccumulation Pathways between Fish and Invertebrates

by Mike Moore,
Don Maurer,
George Robertson,
Hai Nguyen,
Tom Gerlinger,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: North American Water and Environment Congress & Destructive Water


A large ocean monitoring database was used to quantify relationships between demersal fish, epibenthic macroinvertebrates (EMI) and benthic infauna that provide potential pathways for bioaccumulation and biomagnification. The hypothesis tested was: there is no quantitative association among community measures (e.g., number of species, abundance, biomass) of fish, EMI and infauna. A number of quantitative statistical relationships emerged from the study that were supported by stomach analyses and life-history information obtained from the literature.

Subject Headings: Fish and fishery management | Wastewater management | Ocean engineering | Databases | Chemical properties | Waste management | Waste disposal

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