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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forage_fish

Forage fish, also called prey fish or bait fish, are small pelagic fish which are preyed on by larger predators for food. Predators include other larger fish, seabirds and marine mammals. Typical ocean forage fish feed near the base of the food chain on plankton, .... These schools move along coastlines and traverse the open oceans.

www.learnz.org.nz/argofloats142/bg-standard-f/properties-of-the-sea%3A-food-webs-and-food-chains

Plants and animals that live in the open ocean are called pelagic. Pelagic food chains start with tiny plants called phytoplankton. The open ocean is often called  ...

ocean.nationalgeographic.com/take-action/marine-food-chain

Read about the levels of the marine (ocean) food chain in this article from National Geographic.

teara.govt.nz/en/video/5354/open-ocean-food-chain

Jun 12, 2006 ... Open oceans are home to a variety of living things – from microscopic plankton to gigantic fish and mammals. Tiny plant organisms called ...

www.teachoceanscience.net/teaching_resources/education_modules/aquatic_food_webs/learn

What eats what? Aquatic food webs are complex groups of organisms that perform different functions in the ecosystem. Phytoplankton are small primary ...

www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/143-marine-food-webs

Oct 8, 2009 ... Feeding relationships are often shown as simple food chains – in reality, these relationships are much more complex, and the term 'food web' ...

kids.britannica.com/students/assembly/view/90131

Organisms in a community are linked through what they eat and what eats them. A food chain is a single pathway connecting a producer with several levels of ...

predatorsandprey.weebly.com/open-ocean.html

Sharks earn their spot at the top of the open ocean food chain. They have been around for over 450 million years! Sharks eat dolphins, sea lions, sting rays, ...

www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/plankton/intro/why.html

They also provide the primary food source for the zooplankton, and together form the base of the oceanic food chain. Larger and larger zooplankton, fish, and ...

coast.noaa.gov/data/SEAMedia/Lessons/G5U6%20Overview%20Life%20in%20the%20Open%20Ocean.pdf

They discover that phytoplankton are at the base of food chains and food webs ..... How do ocean currents near Hawai'i impact open ocean food chains and food  ...