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Air and water : the biology and physics of life's media
Addressing general readers and biologists, Mark Denny shows how the physics of fluids (in this case, air and water) influences the often fantastic ways in which life forms adapt themselves to theirExpand
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Nearshore Biomechanics. (Book Reviews: Biology and the Mechanics of the Wave-Swept Environment)
This text introduces and draws together pertinent aspects of fluid dynamics, physical oceanography, solid mechanics, and organismal biology to provide a much-needed set of tools for quantitativelyExpand
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Pulsed delivery of subthermocline water to Conch Reef (Florida Keys) by internal tidal bores
Internal tidal bores generated by breaking internal waves cause dramatic, high-frequency variation in temperature, salinity, water velocities, and concentration of chlorophyll a on Conch Reef,Expand
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Consequences of Surf-Zone Turbulence for Settlement and External Fertilization
The models presented here predict that surf-zone turbulence can have important consequences for wave-swept organisms. The rapid mixing of the water column ensures that larvae and spores can beExpand
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Predicting Physical Disturbance: Mechanistic Approaches to the Study of Survivorship on Wave‐Swept Shores
For the past 30 yr wave-swept shores have served as a model system for experimentation in community ecology. Due in large part to the severity of the physical environment, individual plants andExpand
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Mechanical Consequences of Size in Wave‐Swept Algae
The intertidal zone of wave-swept rocky shores is characterized by high velocities and exceedingly rapid accelerations. The resulting hydrodynamic forces (drag, lift, and the accelerational force)Expand
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SUMMARY 1. Determinations were made of several physical properties of the viscid and frame silks of the orb-webs built by the spider Araneus sericatus (Cl.). 2. Both types of silk show a breakingExpand
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Spreading the risk: Small-scale body temperature variation among intertidal organisms and its implications for species persistence
Abstract The intertidal zone of wave-swept rocky shores is a potentially useful system in which to monitor, experimentally manipulate, and possibly forecast the ecological consequences of impendingExpand
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Quantifying «wave exposure»: a simple device for recording maximum velocity and results of its use at several field sites
Abstract Numerous studies have established that exposure to wave action can affect all aspects of the life history of a marine organism, and can thereby have an important role in the structuring ofExpand
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Lift as a mechanism of patch initiation in mussel beds
Abstract The mussel Mytilus californianus is the dominant competitor for space in the mid-intertidal zone of wave-swept rocky shores in the Pacific Northwest where it forms extensive tightly packedExpand
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