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Variation in Byssal Thread Production by Mytilus trossulus with Temperature
(Friday Harbor Labs, 2012-12)
Mussels attach to substrates by means of byssal threads. The amount of threads produced influences the strength of attachment. In this experiment, we looked at the effect of temperature on the number of byssal threads formed by the marine mussel species Mytilus trossulus. We predicted that higher temperatures would limit the ...
THE TALE OF TWO TIDEPOOLS: EXAMINING CARBONATE CHEMISTRY IN THE INTERTIDAL
(Friday Harbor Labs, 2011-07)
Tidepools are a prominent feature of the intertidal zone, housing a great diversity of both macroalgae and mobile animal components. Tidepool organisms are exposed to wide variations in temperature, salinity, and pH over the course of the low tide. As of yet, very few studies have quantified the changes in carbonate chemistry ...