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Biodiversity associated with Sabellaria alveolata (Polychaeta: Sabellariidae) reefs: effects of human disturbances
Infauna diversity is reported from the Sabellaria alveolata reefs in the bay of Mont Saint-Michel in France, known as the greatest European reef formation, and three species communities can be distinguished, each corresponding to a different stage of reef development.
Influence of suspended and off-bottom mussel culture on the sea bottom and benthic habitats: a review.
This work takes a holistic approach to review off-bottom and suspended mussel culture effects on the benthic environment andbenthic communities, including aggregation of epibenthic macrofauna in culture sites, alteration of plankton communities, and the enhancement of exotic and indigenous pest species owing to the addition of physical structure to the environment.
Barnacle settlement:field experiments on the influence of larval supply, tidal level, biofilm quality and age on Balanus amphitrite cyprids
The experiments confirm the role of larval supply in determining the vertical intertidal distribution of adults of B. amphitrite, but the short-term variability in the larval Supply/settlement coupling observed over a 1 wk period must be integrated in models of recruitment dynamics of barnacles.
Making water flow: a comparison of the hydrodynamic characteristics of 12 different benthic biological flumes
Flume tanks are becoming increasingly important research tools in aquatic ecology, to link biological to hydrodynamical processes. There is no such thing as a “standard flume tank”, and no flume tank
Veliger Size at Metamorphosis and Temporal Variability in Prodissoconch II Morphometry in the Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis): Potential Impact on Recruitment
Examination of the larval shell of molluscs with planktotrophic development can provide valuable information on their planktonic and early benthic life, and results demonstrate that greater settlement success rates were related to small size at metamorphosis.
Kinetics of tidal resuspension of microbiota: testing the effects of sediment cohesiveness and bioturbation using flume experiments
Evidence was found that microphytobenthos and bacteria are not simultaneously resuspended from silt-clay bioturbated sediments, which supports the theory that diatoms within the easily eroded mucus matrix behave actively and bacteria adhering to fine silt particles eroded at higher critical shear velocities behave passively.