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Barnacle plate sediment production by sheepshead, the Indian River, Florida
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|Title:||Barnacle plate sediment production by sheepshead, the Indian River, Florida.||
Hoskin, Charles M., creator
Reed, John K., creator
|Type of Resource:||text|
|Identifier:||3176729 (digitool), FADT3176729 (IID), fau:5865 (fedora), 10.1007/BF02237975 (doi)|
Living barnacles eaten by sheepshead fishes results in the production of broken barnacle plate sediment. The yearly rate of production of broken barnacle plates varies seasonally, with the largest mean flux in summer and the least in winter. The mean grain size mode of broken barnacle plates is positively correlated with the flux of broken barnacle plates. Experiments with exclusion and inclusion cages support the postulation that increases in flux and size of broken barnacle plates are caused by the feeding activity of larger sheepshead.
This manuscript is an author version with the final publicationavailable at http://www.springerlink.com and may be cited as: Hoskin, C. M., & Reed, J. K. (1984).Barnacle plate sediment production by sheepshead, the Indian River, Florida. Geo-Marine Letters, 4(1), 55-57. doi:10.1007/BF02237975
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #364.
|Persistent Link to This Record:||http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3176729|
|Restrictions on Access:||©1984 Springer-Verlag|