Invertebrate prey activity varies along the tidal cycle and depends on sediment drainage: Consequences for the foraging behaviour of waders

@article{Rosa2007InvertebratePA,
  title={Invertebrate prey activity varies along the tidal cycle and depends on sediment drainage: Consequences for the foraging behaviour of waders},
  author={Susana Rosa and J. Granadeiro and M. Cruz and J. M. Palmeirim},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={353},
  pages={35-44}
}
  • Susana Rosa, J. Granadeiro, +1 author J. M. Palmeirim
  • Published 2007
  • Biology
  • Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
  • The influence of prey activity on the use of intertidal flats by foraging waders is largely unknown. Due to differences in sediment drainage some flats remain covered by a layer of water during much of the exposed part of the tidal cycle, whereas others drain soon after the passage of the tidal line. Invertebrate prey may respond to the presence of water over the sediment, so their activity is likely to vary throughout exposure and among differently drained sites. Because active prey tend to be… CONTINUE READING
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