Quacks snack on smacks: mallard ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) observed feeding on hydrozoans (Velella velella)

Natasha Phillips, Lawrence Eagling, Chris Harrod, Valentia Cappanera, Jonathan Houghton, Neil Reid

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Abstract

This study presents new evidence of the extensive trophic role of gelatinous zooplankton by documenting typically nonmarine predators, mallard ducks, feeding on hydrozoans in shallow, coastal environments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-144
Number of pages2
JournalPlankton & Benthos Research
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 06 Jun 2017

Keywords

  • Avian
  • crytic trophic linkages
  • gelatinous zooplankton
  • predator-prey
  • trophic pathways
  • Velella velella

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