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Title: A comparative study of the effects of dessication on the barnacles Balanus glandula (Darwin, 1854), Balanus nubilis (Darwin, 1854), and Balanus tintinabulum (Linnaeus, 1758)
Student Author(s): Richey, Jeffrey
Faculty Advisor(s): Lee, Welton
Pages: 27
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1967
Keywords: barnacle
cirripedia
Abstract: 1) A comparative study of dessication in three species of Balanus from different intertidal zones was undertaken. 2) It was found that the high intertidal B. glandula is adapted to dessication by being able to tolerate large body water losses. Though B. glandula normally respires aerobically, it can revert to partial glycolysis under conditions of extreme stress. 3) The lower intertidal species B. nubilis and B. tintinnabulum were found not to possess any special adaptive mechanism that would enable them to cope with extreme dessication.