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Three-dimensional distribution of plastic pellets in sandy beaches: shifting paradigms
It is demonstrated that plastic pellets present a three-dimensional instead of a simple along-across shore distribution, with surface layers accounting for <10% of the total abundance in the sediment column, suggesting a general pattern whose applicability to microplastics and sedimentary environments as a whole should be investigated.
Spatial distribution of the ghost crab Ocypode quadrata in low‐energy tide‐dominated sandy beaches
Results indicate that the effect of human impact on density and size of O. quadrata may be confounded by the high environmental heterogeneity of the studied system, which may make it difficult to utilize this species as an indicator of the conservation status of low‐energy tide‐dominated sandy beaches.
Population biology and growth of three sympatric species of intertidal hermit crabs in south-eastern Brazil
  • A. Turra, F. Leite
  • Environmental Science
    Journal of the Marine Biological Association of…
  • 1 December 2000
Comparisons of the reproductive patterns of the hermit crab populations recorded to date emphasize that reproduction and, consequently, life strategies of hermit crabs are not directly dependent on taxonomic or geographical proximity, but on their evolutionary histories and on local processes acting on each assemblage or population.
Population biology and distribution of the tanaid Kalliapseudes schubarti Mañé-Garzon, 1949, in an intertidal flat in southeastern Brazil.
The continuous reproduction, as evidenced by the presence of larval phases (manca II and neutron) and reproductive females throughout the year, and high fecundity among the tanaids associated with fast growth and limited longevity support the case for the opportunistic life strategy suggested for this species in the literature.