Antarctic marine life under the McMurdo Ice Shelf at White Island: A link between nutrient influx and seal population Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Throughout 1981, the first routine collections of a variety of fish were made under the McMurdo Ice Shelf near White Island, Antarctica. Estimates of their local biomass were calculated using food consumption patterns of resident seals. Since no significant primary production occurs at White Island, the resident fauna must be maintained by a large nutrient influx from the Ross Sea. © 1984 Springer-Verlag.

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Castellini, M. A., Davis, R. W., Davis, M., & Horning, M.

citation count

  • 15

publication date

  • February 1984