Fraction of respiration in the open ocean that is vertebrate respiration

Range ≤1 % of respiration
Organism Biosphere
Reference del Giorgio PA, Duarte CM. Respiration in the open ocean. Nature. 2002 Nov 28 420(6914):379-84 DOI: 10.1038/nature01165 p.380 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID12459775
Comments P.380 left column 2nd paragraph: "Estimates of the contribution of vertebrates to respiration in the open ocean are very few. But assuming that vertebrates occur at least three trophic levels above primary producers and assuming also an efficiency of 10% at each trophic level, vertebrate respiration must be, on average, ≤1% of the respiration in the open ocean."
Entered by Uri M
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