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Research Article

Global Trophic Position Comparison of Two Dominant Mesopelagic Fish Families (Myctophidae, Stomiidae) Using Amino Acid Nitrogen Isotopic Analyses

  • C. Anela Choy mail,

    cachoy@hawaii.edu

    Affiliation: University of Hawaii, Department of Oceanography, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Peter C. Davison,

    Affiliation: Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego, California, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey C. Drazen,

    Affiliation: University of Hawaii, Department of Oceanography, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Adrian Flynn,

    Affiliations: The University of Queensland, School of Biomedical Sciences, Brisbane, Australia, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Australia

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  • Elizabeth J. Gier,

    Affiliation: University of Hawaii, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Joel C. Hoffman,

    Affiliation: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Mid-Continent Ecology Division, Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Jennifer P. McClain-Counts,

    Affiliation: United States Geological Survey, Southeastern Ecological Science Center, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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  • Todd W. Miller,

    Affiliation: Ehime University, Global Center of Excellence, Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Matsuyama, Japan

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  • Brian N. Popp,

    Affiliation: University of Hawaii, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

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  • Steve W. Ross,

    Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Center for Marine Sciences, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Tracey T. Sutton

    Affiliation: College of William & Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, Virginia, United States of America

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  • Published: November 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050133

About the Authors

C. Anela Choy, Jeffrey C. Drazen
University of Hawaii, Department of Oceanography, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Peter C. Davison
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego, California, United States of America
Adrian Flynn
The University of Queensland, School of Biomedical Sciences, Brisbane, Australia
Adrian Flynn
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Australia
Elizabeth J. Gier, Brian N. Popp
University of Hawaii, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Joel C. Hoffman
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, Mid-Continent Ecology Division, Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America
Jennifer P. McClain-Counts
United States Geological Survey, Southeastern Ecological Science Center, Gainesville, Florida, United States of America
Todd W. Miller
Ehime University, Global Center of Excellence, Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Matsuyama, Japan
Steve W. Ross
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Center for Marine Sciences, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America
Tracey T. Sutton
College of William & Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Gloucester Point, Virginia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: cachoy@hawaii.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JCD CAC BNP. Performed the experiments: CAC EJG. Analyzed the data: CAC JCD BNP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BNP. Wrote the paper: CAC BNP JCD JCH AF JPMC TWM TTS PCD SWR EJG.