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Title: The effects of mid intertidal tidepools on the adjacent algal community
Student Author(s): Prohaska, J. Raymond
Faculty Advisor(s): Baxter, Chuck
Pages: 15
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1979
Keywords: midtide forest community
Abstract: 1. The composition of algal species in areas adjacent to tidepools is significantly different from the algal composition of areas at least 50 centimeters away from a tidepool. 2. Rhodoglossum affine is particularly rare around tidepools, and this is consistent with the reports of the grazing preference in Tegula funebralis for this algae. 3. Mesofauna is generally more abundant around tidepools and decreases over a 10 cm distance above the water's edge. 4. It appears that the effects of tidepools do not generally exceed a range of 10 cm.