Diel feeding behavior in the marine copepod Acartia tonsa in relation to food availability
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Diel feeding pattern was remarkably stable under the different food conditions and temperatures, maintaining about a 3-fold amplitude in gut contents and feeding rate over the diel period. The diel rhythm was retained even when the copepods were food limited and lost c20% body carbon during the course of the 24 h experiment. The persistence of the diel feeding rhythm in A. tonsa under starvation implies a strong selective pressure, possibly related to predator avoidance. -from Authors
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Marine Ecology Progress Series
Durbin, A. G., E. G. Durbin, and E. Wlodarczyk. "Diel feeding behavior in the marine copepod Acartia tonsa in relation to food availability." Marine Ecology Progress Series 68, 1-2 (1990). doi: 10.3354/meps068023.