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Auteur Dhurmeea, Z.; Zudaire, I.; Chassot, E.; Cedras, M.; Nikolic, N.; Bourjea, J.; West, W.; Appadoo, C.; Bodin, N.
Titre Reproductive Biology of Albacore Tuna (Thunnus alalunga) in the Western Indian Ocean Type Article scientifique
Année 2016 Publication Revue Abrégée Plos One
Volume 11 Numéro 12 Pages (down) e0168605
Mots-Clés Fecundity; Histology; Indian Ocean; Latitude; Marine fish; Oocytes; Ovaries; Tuna
Résumé The reproductive biology of albacore tuna, Thunnus alalunga, in the western Indian Ocean was examined through analysis of the sex ratio, spawning season, length-at-maturity (L50), spawning frequency and fecundity. From 2013 to 2015, a total of 923 female and 867 male albacore were sampled. A bias in sex ratio was found in favor of females with fork length (LF) < 100 cm. Using histological analyses and gonadosomatic index, spawning was found to occur between 10°S and 30°S, mainly to the east of Madagascar from October to January. Large females contributed more to reproduction through their longer spawning period compared to small individuals. The L50 (mean ± standard error) of female albacore was estimated at 85.3 ± 0.7 cm LF. Albacore spawn on average every 2.2 days within the spawning region and spawning months, from November to January. Batch fecundity ranged between 0.26 and 2.09 million oocytes and the relative batch fecundity (mean ± standard deviation) was estimated at 53.4 ± 23.2 oocytes g-1 of somatic-gutted weight. The study provides new information on the reproductive development and classification of albacore in the western Indian Ocean. The reproductive parameters will reduce uncertainty in current stock assessment models which will eventually assist the fishery to be sustainable for future generations.
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Auteur Reynolds, P.L.; Stachowicz, J.J.; Hovel, K.; Bostrom, C.; Boyer, K.; Cusson, M.; Eklof, J.S.; Engel, F.G.; Engelen, A.H.; Eriksson, B.K.; Fodrie, F.J.; Griffin, J.N.; Hereu, C.M.; Hori, M.; Hanley, T.C.; Ivanov, M.; Jorgensen, P.; Kruschel, C.; Lee, K.-S.; McGlathery, K.; Moksnes, P.-O.; Nakaoka, M.; O'Connor, M.I.; O'Connor, N.E.; Orth, R.J.; Rossi, F.; Ruesink, J.; Sotka, E.E.; Thormar, J.; Tomas, F.; Unsworth, R.K.F.; Whalen, M.A.; Duffy, J.E.
Titre Latitude, temperature, and habitat complexity predict predation pressure in eelgrass beds across the Northern Hemisphere Type Article scientifique
Année 2018 Publication Revue Abrégée Ecology
Volume 99 Numéro 1 Pages (down) 29-35
Mots-Clés patterns; communities; diversity; ecosystems; temperature; seagrasses; eutrophication; predation; biogeography; prey; top-down control; enrichment; latitude; mesograzer; seagrass; species interactions; water temperature; Zostera
Résumé Latitudinal gradients in species interactions are widely cited as potential causes or consequences of global patterns of biodiversity. However, mechanistic studies documenting changes in interactions across broad geographic ranges are limited. We surveyed predation intensity on common prey (live amphipods and gastropods) in communities of eelgrass (Zostera marina) at 48 sites across its Northern Hemisphere range, encompassing over 37 degrees of latitude and four continental coastlines. Predation on amphipods declined with latitude on all coasts but declined more strongly along western ocean margins where temperature gradients are steeper. Whereas insitu water temperature at the time of the experiments was uncorrelated with predation, mean annual temperature strongly positively predicted predation, suggesting a more complex mechanism than simply increased metabolic activity at the time of predation. This large-scale biogeographic pattern was modified by local habitat characteristics; predation declined with higher shoot density both among and within sites. Predation rates on gastropods, by contrast, were uniformly low and varied little among sites. The high replication and geographic extent of our study not only provides additional evidence to support biogeographic variation in predation intensity, but also insight into the mechanisms that relate temperature and biogeographic gradients in species interactions.
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