THE EFFECTS OF GRAZING BY SEA URCHINS, STRONGYLOCENTROTUS SPP., ON BENTHIC ALGAL POPULATIONS1

@article{Paine1969THEEO,
  title={THE EFFECTS OF GRAZING BY SEA URCHINS, STRONGYLOCENTROTUS SPP., ON BENTHIC ALGAL POPULATIONS1},
  author={Robert T. R. Paine and Robert L. Vadas},
  journal={Limnology and Oceanography},
  year={1969},
  volume={14},
  pages={710-719}
}
  • R. PaineR. Vadas
  • Published 1 September 1969
  • Environmental Science
  • Limnology and Oceanography
A series of shallow intertidal pools at Mukkaw Bay, Washington, ranging in height from −0.3 to +0.6 m had the urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus removed from them. Subtidal rocks at Friday Harbor, −7.3 to −8.2 m, were either caged or had Strongylocentrotus fransiscanus removed at monthly intervals. Observations of the rate and pattern of algal succession for periods of up to three years showed that following an initial establishment of new species, brown algae began to dominate. The rate of… 

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