Stage-specific distribution of barnacle larvae in nearshore waters : potential for limited dispersal and high mortality rates

@inproceedings{Tapia2007StagespecificDO,
  title={Stage-specific distribution of barnacle larvae in nearshore waters : potential for limited dispersal and high mortality rates},
  author={F. J. Mart{\'i}n Tapia and Jesus Pineda},
  year={2007}
}
The stage-specific spatial distribution and mortality of Balanus glandula and Chthamalus spp. larvae were assessed with a series of daily vertical plankton tows collected from innershelf waters in La Jolla, Southern California, in March 2003. Sampling stations were located within 1.1 km of the shoreline, at depths of 10 to 45 m. For both groups, we observed a spatial segregation of naupliar stages and cyprids, although this pattern was statistically significant for Chthamalus spp. only. Early… CONTINUE READING