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Seasonal Impacts on the Breakage of Nereocystis Leutkeana: A Break in Time
Nereocystis luetkeana is an ecologically important species in the marine environment and when it washes up as drift it becomes ecologically important to the terrestrial environment, providing a crucial link between the two ecosystems. The first appearance of N. luetkeana has been observed to be during early spring and then ...
Effects of ocean acidification on embryo development: Does encapsulation matter?
As the concentration of CO2 in surface seawaters increases (ocean acidification, or OA) the saturation of calcium carbonate decreases, preventing marine organisms from creating shells and other calcified structures. These effects of elevated CO2 on calcification have been previously shown in free-spawning larvae, but are not ...
Diet and Feeding Behavior in Ammodytes personatus and Other Pelagic Fish
Like many marine ecosystems, the San Juan Archipelago has several critical species of forage fish in the middle trophic level. These species play a critical role in energy transfer. This study examines variations in diet across different species, locations, and seasons. I studied the Pacific sand lance, Pacific herring, and ...
Grazing Indices of Zooplankton on Phytoplankton in the San Juan Channel in 2016
Plankton are a major component in the marine ecosystem being the base of the marine food web. This study tries to study the relationship in the San Juan Channel of zooplanktons topdown control on phytoplankton as well as examining how different water properties effect the plankton abundances. North station showed a strong ...