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Advances in Marine Biology has been supplying in-depth and updated stories on all points of marine biology seeing that 1963--over forty years of remarkable insurance! The sequence is widely known for its very good stories and modifying. Now edited through Michael Lesser (University of latest Hampshire, united states) with an the world over popular Editorial Board, the serial publishes in-depth and updated content material on many issues that may entice postgraduates and researchers in marine biology, fisheries technological know-how, ecology, zoology, and organic oceanography. Volumes hide all parts of marine technological know-how, either utilized and easy, a variety of topical components from all components of marine ecology, oceanography, fisheries administration and molecular biology and the whole diversity of geographic parts from polar seas to tropical coral reefs.

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    5 Artificial reef structure used in study areas, Hong Kong. S. Shin et al. particulate organic matter (POM) and sediment samples were collected from Sham Wan in August 2008 and Lo Tik Wan in May 2009, after deployment of ARs at approximately one and one-half years and one year, respectively. 2 Collection of samples for stable isotope analysis Epifaunal samples of the three ARs at the three AR stations, AR1, AR2 and AR3, respectively, were taken for analysis. On each AR, three square-shaped areas, with a surface area of around 500 cm2, were chosen randomly, and all epifauna on that area were scraped off by the same SCUBA diver using a trowel and placed in labelled plastic bags.

    Although a low trophic shift value (1%) has been tried on the d15N values of epifauna, in both Sham Wan and Lo Tik Wan (trophic shift of N isotope usually ranges from 1% to 5% (Davenport and Bax, 2002)), the 1% trophic shift-corrected values were too low to fall into the triangular or convex polygon space enclosed by lines connecting the food sources, and no solutions could be obtained using a dual-isotope (C and N) mixing model. Thus, only d13C values were used for the food source analysis using the isotopic mixing models.

    Ecology of Artificial Reefs in the Subtropics 11 home range (Topping and Szedlmayer, 2011) and strong site fidelity (Schroepfer and Szedlmayer, 2006) of fish associated with ARs. , 2010; Syc and Szedlmayer, 2012). , 2011; Fowler and Booth, 2012). Apart from the focus on fish attraction and/or fish production at the ARs, recent studies also examined the effects of scale of spatial isolation of ARs on fish populations. , 2005). Similarly, small-scale variation in predation may play an important function in determining the population dynamics of fish associated with ARs (Forrester and Steele, 2004).

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