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Title: The salinity tolerance limits of the adults and early-stage embryos of Balanus glandula Darwin, 1854
Student Author(s): Bergen, Mary
Faculty Advisor(s): Lee, Welton
Pages: 16
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1967
Keywords: barnacle
cirripedia
Abstract: 1. The mantle cavioty temperature of Balanus glandula closely follows its shell surface temperature. 2. Adults can withstand from 0% to 300% sea water; they exclude the lower salinities by closing the opercular plates, effectively sealing themselves off from the surrounding water. 3. Embryos ca tolerate from 50% to 200% sea water. 4. Salinity does not appear to be a limiting factor in the distribution of Balanus glandula.
Notes: Publ 1968, Crustaceana 15: 229-234.