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Title: Factors affecting the movement patterns of Littorina planaxis
Student Author(s): McCuskey, Charles F.
Faculty Advisor(s): Wagenbach, Gary
Pages: 17
Location: Research Reports Carleton College Biology 212
Date: November 1983
Abstract: This study dealt with several factors affecting the movement of Littorina planaxis. Littorina scutulata were also observed but too few were studied for any conclusive results. The importance of size, location of individual in intertidal, height of tide and amount of food were studied. Success with determining each factors importance varied but location of individual and height of tide, both of which directly affect moisture content of the environment were noted to be very important in explaining for differences in observed average differences traveled. Included is a discussion of several other factors researched by others.