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Title: Diet and feeding habits of N. californica
Student Author(s): Nishi, R.
Faculty Advisor(s): Abbott, Isabella
Pages: 13
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1974
Keywords: chiton
Abstract: Since the diet of N. californica indicates feeding by grazing on larger algae, and these are not available within deep depressions in th ethe Dodecaceria bed, feeding activity must occur when the animals emerge from their shelters at high tide. Preliminary studies support this hypothesis. Numerous Nuttalina were observed crawling out of their depressions when the bed was awash on an incoming tide; however, further studies need to be done in order to determine whether this movement is correlated with feeding activity.
Notes: Publ 1975, Veliger 18 (Suppl): 30-33