(full paper is archived in the Miller Library)
Title: Reproduction and development of shelf and slope brachiopods of the Monterey Canyon
Student Author(s): Van Houten, James
Faculty Advisor(s): Baxter, Charles H.
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1993
Abstract: This study focused on the reproduction and development of three articulate brachiopods to enable rearing of young in the lab which could later be used for transplant studies in the deep sea. The three brachiopods studied are Terebratulina crossei, Laqueus californianus var. vancouverensis and Laqueus californianus. Specimens of each were collected from Monterey Canyon using a ROV and maintained in chilled aquaria. Fertilization was accomplished by stripping gonads from both sexes, macerating them through Nitex and combining them in vitro. Successful fertiliztion of both T. crossei and L. c. vancouverensis was acheived at 5 degrees C and embryos were raised to larval stage.