Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorPineda, Jesus
dc.contributor.authorDiBacco, Claudio
dc.contributor.authorStarczak, Victoria R.
dc.date.accessioned2005-12-27T14:00:34Z
dc.date.available2005-12-27T14:00:34Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1912/346
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © The Author(s), 2005. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of American Society of Limnology and Oceanography for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Limnology and Oceanography 50 (2005): 1520-1528.
dc.description.abstractLate stage larvae (cyprids) of the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides frequently encounter freezing conditions along the northwest Atlantic coast. S. balanoides cyprids survived for more than 4 weeks embedded in sea ice, and a significant fraction of larvae held in ice up to 2 weeks successfully settled and metamorphosed after thawing. Larvae that completed metamorphosis continued to develop and reproduce. In settlement experiments with cyprids of known age and where settled cyprids were removed every other day from the experimental containers, cyprids held in ice for 2 weeks settled and metamorphosed more than nonfrozen larvae. Mean time to metamorphosis was longer for frozen cyprids than for nonfrozen ones, and maximum time to metamorphosis was 38 d for cyprids held in sea ice for 2 weeks and 26 d for cyprids in nonfrozen treatments. Larval tolerance to freezing conditions greatly expands the environmental tolerance repertoire of marine invertebrates and may help explain the ecological success of this widespread intertidal species.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (OCE-9986627 and OCE-0083976).en
dc.format.extent506617 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.subjectSemibalanus balanoidesen
dc.subjectLarval toleranceen
dc.subjectFreezing conditionsen
dc.titleBarnacle larvae in ice : survival, reproduction, and time to post settlement metamorphosisen
dc.typePreprinten


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record