key to a healthy food web: forage fish

Small schooling species such as sardines, sauries, and smelt—commonly known as forage fish—play a critical role in sustaining a vibrant Pacific Ocean. These species eat tiny plants and animals, in turn becoming an important food source for bigger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals.

Media Contact: Erik Robinson 503.230.1444

Topics: Oceans, Environment

Project: Pacific Ocean Conservation

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Barbara Semedo

Manager, Communications

202.540.6994