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Does capelin eat phytoplankton?

Asked: David Almakias, Last Updated:

If plankton are the main crop in the ocean, capelin are the main grazers. Their role in the system is to turn much of that food into a form other species can eat. Some large fish, most shellfish and even some whales eat plankton, but most others eat it indirectly, by feeding on smaller plankton-eaters like capelin.

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