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Distribution and dynamics of an intertidal ascidian pseudopopulation

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Date Issued:
1989
Title: Distribution and dynamics of an intertidal ascidian pseudopopulation.
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Name(s): Young, Craig M., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1989
Publisher: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Extent: 17 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3171642 (digitool), FADT3171642 (IID), fau:5643 (fedora)
Note(s): Molgula occidentalis, an abundant ascidian in the shallow subtidal zone of the northern Gulf of Mexico, occurs seasonally on intertidal sandbars. One such population was studied over a 5-year period on Bay Mouth Bar, Franklin County, Florida. Most years, ascidians recruited during the spring and summer months, then died during early morning low tides in January and February. Predation by Fasciolaria hunteria (Gastropoda) accounted for a negligible portion of the mortality. Most mortality occurred when strong north winds caused freezing temperatures and prolonged exposure in the intertidal. Molgula occidentalis aggregate at several spatial scales.
This manuscript is available at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/bms and may be cited as: Young, C. M. (1989). Distribution and dynamics of an intertidal ascidian pseudopopulation. Bulletin of Marine Science, 45(2), 288-303.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #672.
Subject(s): Sea squirts --Mexico, Gulf of
Tides
Tidal flats
Intertidal animals
Habitat (Ecology)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3171642
Restrictions on Access: ©1989 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Host Institution: FAU