Sessile Animals of the Sea Shore

Sessile Animals of the Sea Shore

1 Sessile animals of the sea shore 1.1 THE SHORE COMMUNITY The sea shore is the meeting place of land and sea where tidal movements create a strip of land that is exposed as the tide recedes and covered as it rises .

Author: Vernon Haris

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0412337606

Category: Science

Page: 379

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This is a study on the sessile species of the intertidal zone which attempts to portray the intricate interplay of structural, physiological and behavioural adaptations that enable one animal to live where its congeners cannot.
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Atlantic Seashore

Atlantic Seashore

Some of the larger solitary sessile animals have hard shells or protective covering plates. Lamp shells and such bivalve mollusks as oysters and jingle shells have 2 shells permanently fixed by a stalk or have 1 shell glued down.

Author: Kenneth L. Gosner

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780544530850

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Explore the shore with this beautifully illustrated nature guide! Using the renowned Peterson Identification System, this easy-to-use guide, sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute, is the perfect companion for exploring the seashore. More than one thousand illustrations, arranged according to visual similarities, show plant and animal species of the Atlantic Coast from the Bay of Fundy to Cape Hatteras. This guide includes information on how to locate each species by geographic range, tidal range, tidal level, season, topography, and climate.
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A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore

A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore

Some of the larger solitary sessile animals have hard shells or protective covering plates. Lamp shells and such bivalve mollusks as oysters and jingle shells have 2 shells permanently fixed by a stalk or have 1 shell glued down.

Author: Roger Tory Peterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618002092

Category: Nature

Page: 329

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Surveys coastal plants and invertebrates
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The Sea Shore Ecology of Hong Kong

The Sea Shore Ecology of Hong Kong

It runs in a thin girdle round the sea and land margin, the strip over which the tide ebbs and flows twice daily. ... The most important animals of the shore are sessile or permanently fixed, often colonial and generally forming a ...

Author: Brian Morton

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622090286

Category: Science

Page: 366

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Hong Kong is strategically located between the temperate Japonic and the great tropical Indo-West-Pacific zoogeographic provinces. Influenced by the currents of the South China Sea and the huge outflow of fresh water from the Pearl River, Hong Kong's marine flora and fauna are extremely diverse. Temperate species may appear, if only briefly, during the cooler winter months. Conversely, air and water temperatures remain high enough for a strong tropical component: Hong Kong is comparatively rich in mangrove stands and reef corals are well developed subtidally. There is a strong north-west to south-east salinity gradient further enhancing diversity. Geologically, the Hong Kong shore is a 'drowned' coastline, deeply incised and with former mountain peaks represented by numerous off-shore islands. This book reviews the factors creating and maintaining Hong Kong's living shore, and describes the wide range of plants and animals found within the intertidal boundaries of the shore. A full range from exposure to shelter is to be found, from communities of the sheer rock faces, beaten by the storm waves of the South China Sea, to the denizens of mudflats in high shelter at the heads of harbours and inlets. For the first time the occupants of these various shores are illustrated and described, both as individual species and as components of a rich mosaic of life. The factors of pollution and development that are destroying the diversity of the rich complex of shores are described.
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Barrier Island Ecology of Cape Lookout National Seashore and Vicinity North Carolina

Barrier Island Ecology of Cape Lookout National Seashore and Vicinity  North Carolina

This is no place for rooted plants or sessile animals ; it is basically a detritus ecosystem populated by burrowing animals such as Donax ( coquina ) , Emerita ( mole crabs ) , interstitial amphipods and isopods , and feeding shorebirds ...

Author: Paul J. Godfrey

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00757545V

Category: Barrier island ecology

Page: 160

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Categories: Barrier island ecology

Seashore Life of Southern California

Seashore Life of Southern California

Permanent attachments of this sort are a defining feature of what is known as the sessile way of life . This way of living would not work on land , where an attached animal could not get enough food . The moving waters of the sea ...

Author: Sam Hinton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520059247

Category: History

Page: 217

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The dry land is one world and the wet sea is another, but the line separating them is ever-changing. Known as the intertidal zone, the area between the land and the sea is defined by the extremes of the tides. Sam Hinton provides an introduction to this fascinating zone and its contiguous waters and to some of the many creatures who make the southern California seacoast their home. This highly readable book has been for many years the handiest resource available for anyone wanting to explore that region's delights and mysteries. The book is filled with interesting anecdotes and drawings and has a thorough discussion of the natural forces ̄the tides, winds, storms, currents, surf, and ocean chemistry ̄that affect near-shore animals. Also included is a section relating the ocean forces to the intertidal habitat, along with a map of southern California locations where one might observe the organisms described in the book.
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Seashore Life of Southern California

Seashore Life of Southern California

Permanent attachments of this sort constitute what is known as a “ sessile ” way of life , and this would not be possible on land , where an attached animal could not get enough food . The moving waters of the sea , however , carry a ...

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Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Biology Digest

Biology Digest

Sessile Animals of the Sea Shore presents a synthesis of current ideas on the diverse structural , biochemical , behavioral and physiological adaptations which have led to sessile animals successfully invading the intertidal region of ...

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ISBN: UVA:X002069805

Category: Biology

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Israel Journal of Zoology

Israel Journal of Zoology

BOOK REVIEW SESSILE ANIMALS OF THE SEA SHORE . Vernon A. Harris . Chapman and Hall , 1990 , London . 432 pages , 87 ill . £ 37.50 . ISBN 0-412–33760_6 The rocky intertidal shore is one of the most stressful habitats for animals as well ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924058980172

Category: Zoology

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Categories: Zoology

Earth System Evolution and Early Life

Earth System Evolution and Early Life

Sessile Animals of the Sea Shore. Chapman & Hall, London. Hua, H., Chen, Z. & Yuan, X. 2007. The advent of mineralized skeletons in Neoproterozoic Metazoa – new fossil evidence from the Gaojiashan fauna. Geological Journal, 42, 263–279.

Author: A.T. Brasier

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781786202796

Category: Science

Page: 440

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This volume in memory of Professor Martin Brasier, which has many of his unfinished works, summarizes recent progress in some of the hottest topics in palaeobiology including cellular preservation of early microbial life and early evolution of macroscopic animal life, encompassing the Ediacara biota. The papers focus on how to decipher evidence for early life, which requires exceptional preservation, employment of state-of-the-art techniques and also an understanding gleaned from Phanerozoic lagerstätte and modern analogues. The papers also apply Martin’s MOFAOTYOF principle (my oldest fossils are older than your oldest fossils), requiring an integrated approach to understanding fossils. The adoption of the null-hypothesis that all putative traces of life are abiotic until proven otherwise, and the consideration of putative fossils within their spatial context, characterized the work of Martin Brasier, as is well demonstrated by the papers in this volume.
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