Other prey that were of lesser dietary importance, yet relatively common in stomachs of winter flounder (%F>1%), included ostracods, nematodes, and mysid shrimp
, which are 1 inch long or smaller, hang in the water anywhere from the surface to the seafloor - in concentrations 2 to 20 feet thick.
Louisiana sweet crude was more toxic to mysid shrimp
than the eight dispersants, when tested alone.
The diet of Bairdiella chrysoura showed the least amount of variation across habitat, with mysid shrimp
comprising nearly half the diet in both habitats.
devour microscopic animals, which many young fish in the Great Lakes also eat.
For example, the EDSTAC proposal to consider mysid shrimp
may be a valid option for a chronic invertebrate species in endocrine effects testing.
The data points in the center of this graph indicate those prey that were more frequently found in the stomachs of Atlantic croaker than in the stomachs of the other 2 species: mysid shrimp
, various unidentified crustacean parts, and gammaridean amphipods.
That's because the coast's insistence on overcast skies this year deprived the nearshore ecosystem of sunlight, the necessary ingredient in kelp beds, upon which mysid shrimp
are known to feed.
She went diving to investigate and found large swarms of mysid shrimp
Despite the diversity of prey, nearly half of the diet comprised mysid shrimp