Dispersal of marine benthic invertebrates through ice rafting.

@article{Macfarlane2013DispersalOM,
  title={Dispersal of marine benthic invertebrates through ice rafting.},
  author={C. B. A. Macfarlane and D. Drolet and M. A. Barbeau and D. J. Hamilton and J. Ollerhead},
  journal={Ecology},
  year={2013},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={
          250-6
        }
}
Knowledge of dispersal vectors used by organisms is essential to the understanding of population and community dynamics. We report on ice rafting, a vector by which intertidal benthic invertebrates can be transported well outside their normal dispersal range during winter in temperate climates. We found multiple invertebrate taxa in sediment-laden ice blocks sampled in the intertidal zone. A large proportion of individuals were alive and active when freed from the ice. Using radio tracking, we… Expand
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