By Michael P. Lesser

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    The values were reported relative to the Vienna Pee Dee Belemnite (PDB) standard for carbon and to air N2 for nitrogen. S. Shin et al. 4 Statistical analysis and isotope mixing model The linear mixing model (Phillips, 2001) or the IsoSource mixing model (Phillips and Greggs, 2003) was used to analyse the respective contribution of different food sources to the diet of epifauna. Average fractionation effect of 1% for carbon isotope was used to correct stable isotope shift for each trophic level (McClelland and Valiela, 1998; Peterson and Fry, 1987).

    Fillets removed from the trash fish were used for analysis. Three individuals of trash fish were pooled for one replicate Ecology of Artificial Reefs in the Subtropics 25 sample, and three replicates were taken. Dry feed pellets were also provided by the fishermen in Lo Tik Wan, and approximately 100 g of dry feed pellets were pooled for one replicate sample, and three replicates were taken. To collect fish faeces, six individuals of green grouper (Epinephelus coioides) from Sham Wan and six individuals of areolate grouper (Epinephelus areolatus) from Lo Tik Wan, all fed with trash fish, were bought from the fish farms and cultured in the laboratory.

    Shin et al. 8 Dual-isotope plot showing the isotopic compositions of epifauna, organic wastes derived from fish farming activities, POM and sediment in Lo Tik Wan (n ¼ 3, except for fanshells, mussels, sponges and tunicates where n ¼ 9). POM_C, POM at control stations; POM_AR, POM at AR stations; Fish faeces_p, faeces of cultured fish fed with feed pellet; Fish faeces_t, faeces of cultured fish fed with trash fish; S_C1, sediment at C1 station; S_C2, sediment at C2 station and so on. 5). 6%). 1% for the AR stations) and fish faeces ($2%).

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