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Title: Clumping behavior in the high tidepool copepod Tigriopus californicus
Student Author(s): Koch, George
Faculty Advisor(s): Burnett, Robin
Pages: 24
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1977
Keywords: high tide pools
Abstract: Tigriopus californicus is seen to form clumps in the field and in the lab under conditions of high salinity and desiccation. There is an indication that clumps may form in response to wave shock as well. Clump formation serves to increase the resistance of Tigriopus to high salinity and low temperature shock. A definite negative phototactic response is associated with clump formation and an increased thigmotaxis is suggested.