Understanding the energy flux through food webs is important for estimating the capacity of marine ecosystems to support stocks of living resources. This paper provides a summary of a review on currently available Southern Ocean energetic density data. This review is a result of the Southern Ocean Diet and Energetics Database, an initiative of the SCAR Expert on Group Birds and Marine Mammals (EG-BAMM) and the SCAR Expert Group on Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics (EG-ABI), in which data on the diet and energetics of Southern Ocean species is collected to form a centralised database.
Dr Fokje Schaafsma (Netherlands, Kingdom of the)
Ms Doro Forck (CCAMLR Secretariat)
Marine Biology (under review)