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Title: Terminal tube structure of Phragmatopoma california
Student Author(s): Maguire, Jean Emily
Faculty Advisor(s): Abbott, Isabella
%E Baxter, Chuck
Pages: 23
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1976
Keywords: polychaeta
Abstract: 1. Colonies of Phragmatopoma californica rebuilt their flares in the same direction if unmoved. 2. Colonies of P. californica were observed to occasionally change the orientation of their flares in the field. 3. It appeared that currents may dictate flare construction, strong currents causing flares to oppose them and weak current causing flares to face them. 4. A speculated use for the flare may be in water retention, allowing tentacles to be used.