(full paper is archived in the Miller Library)
Title: The morphology and behavior of intertidal limpets found on Pollicipes in Monterey Bay
Student Author(s): Brym, Petr R.
Faculty Advisor(s): Burnett, Robin
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1980
Keywords: symbiosis at the seashore
Abstract: 1. The density of individual limpets living on rocks within four feet of Pollicipes clusters (R-limpets) per surface of rock is greater than that of the limpets living on Pollicipes (P-limpets) per surface area of Pollicipes plates. 2. The morphology of P-limpets differs from that of R-limpets. 3. Many standard taxonomical descrotions of limpets do not apply to P-limpets. 4. P-limpets move from an individual Pollicipes to the next, but rarely leave the cluster. 5. P-limpets scrape food from the surface of Pollicipes. 6. P-limpets adjust better to new Pollicipes clusters and R-limpets adjust better to new rocks. 7. P-limpets are attracted to clusters at a greater rate than that of R-limpets. 8. P-limpets are better adopted to survive stresses on Pollicipes than R-limpets, and R-limpets survive stresses better on rocks and unaturally arranged Pollicipes plates.