Alligators were dropped to the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico in February 2019 for the first-ever experiment on what eats reptiles in the world’s deep oceans.
This research will help us learn more about:
- deep-sea food webs
- ancient food webs (because maybe some species eating the gators ate now-extinct reptiles like mososaurs)
- how materials created on land sustain and impact ocean food webs
This research is by woodfall scientists Craig McClain, Clifton Nunnally, and River Dixon.
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