Deep-Sea Foraging Behavior: Its Bathymetric Potential in the Fossil Record

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Science  16 Jun 1978:
Vol. 200, Issue 4347, pp. 1289-1291
DOI: 10.1126/science.200.4347.1289


Spiral and meander foraging traces in the deep sea are not distributed in proportion to assumed food availability. Data collected by means of deep-sea photography failed to reveal a bathymetric gradient in behavioral complexity or sensitivity. The foraging paradigm developed by numerous trace fossil studies does not adequately predict the modern environment.