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Fig. 25. Hypothetical impact of UV radiation on the DHA production in the marine ecosystem through the food chain. Photosynthesis of fatty acids such as DHA by phytoplankton such as diatoms is the main source of the production in marine food chain (solid line). An increase of UV will reduce the synthesis of DHA in phytoplankton, resulting in low production in fisheries (dotted line). Reproduced with permission from Browman and Skiftesvik (eds). The Big Fish Bang, Proceedings of the 26th Annual Larval Fish Conference. Masuda. The critical role of docosahexaenoic acid in marine and terrestrial ecosystems: from bacteria to human behavior. pp. 249­256, Figure 2, © 2003, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway.

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