Study Proposes Changes in Length of Food Chain May Explain California Anchovy Cycles
Up one year, down the next. Or every few years. Regardless, explaining why northern anchovies are prevalent one year but disappear the next has been difficult to discern -- until now.
New research from Scripps Institution of Oceanography and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists discovered ecological correlations that could help explain the booms and busts of California’s anchovy population. If the correlations hold up to further research, they could one day help inform management of California’s anchovy fishery and improve ...
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