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Title: The interaction between the tidepool as an organism and two cottid species of Clinocottus analis and Oligocottus snyderi
Student Author(s): Jensen, Kelly E.
Pages: 32
Location: Final Papers Biology 175H
Date: June 1989
Keywords: nearshore fishes
Abstract: This study describes the tidepool environment along the shore of Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University and relates it to the population and distribution of the cottid species Clinocottus analis and Oligocottus snyderi. The relationship between the cottid mass per tidepool volume and the percent of oxygen consumed by cottids in a tidepool is approximated by the equation %O2 = 0.0023 * (mass/vol)^(-6.07) where oxygen is expressed in grams, but algae seems to be the primary consumber of oxygen. It is suggested that a potential problem for fish is having algae in the same tidepool as a means of protections and as a competing oxygen consumer. In addition, tidepool height, volume and range in temperature are discussed as they relate to the cottid population.