Capelin

Capelin

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The capelin or caplin, Mallotus villosus, is a small forage fish of the smelt family found in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans. In summer, it grazes on dense swarms of plankton at the edge of the ice shelf. Larger capelin also eat a great deal of krill and other crustaceans. Whales, seals, cod, squid, mackerel, beluga whales and seabirds all prey on capelin in particular during the spawning season of the capelin while it migrates southwards. Capelin spawn on sandy beaches and sandy bottom at the age of 2-6 years, and have an extremely high mortality rate on the beaches after spawning, for males close to 100% mortality.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136634813
  • 9786136634814