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Title: The distribution and movement of Tegula funebralis in the intertidal region of Monterey Bay, California
Student Author(s): Wara, William M.
Wright, Benjamin B.
Pages: 8
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1963
Keywords: black turban snail
Abstract: We investigated Tegula funebralis' intertidal distribution and movement patterns in relation to certain biological and physical environmental factors. Before investigating movement patterns, we wanted an accurate, correlatable distribution analysis for several areas along Mussel Point, Pacific Grove, California. To do this, we collected information pertaining to numbers and size classes of the snail along with environmental data of the areas, such as vertical level of collection, algal covering, area configuration, substratum, and wave and current action. Factors that seem to affect the distribution were then checked by exposing marked populations to these various conditions and observing the movements of the snails.
Notes: Published 1964, Veliger 6(suppl.): 30-37