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limpet

a marine gastropod MOLLUSC of the genus Patella that has a single, conical shell. When exposed at low water it attaches itself very firmly to the substrate, usually rocks.
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[U.S.A.], October 12 ( ANI ): Limpets, mainly starfish, anemones, mussels, barnacles and seaweed are important to help ecosystems survive the global warming, finds a recent study, which offers some hope for a defence strategy against the climate change.
We found a significant effect of fisheries management regime ([F.sub.1,289] = 56.22, P < 0.0001) and site (F4,289 = 12.32, P < 0.0001) on body size of keyhole limpets. However, management regime did not have the same effect in all sites (Fig.
There are many references in the literature which studies the reproduction of intertidal gastropods, especially of temperate limpets, e.g., Patella vulgate [1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8], Patella ulyssiponensis[9,7,8], Patella depressa[10,7,8,11], Patella caerulea [12,13] and Patella ferruginea [14,15].
And look at what's clinging to the rocks themselves - you might see tiny barnacles or pointy limpets. 4.
"I've got a series of poems looking at marine life including limpets and molluscs of various kinds.
Most hang on to their cushy positions like limpets.
We measured through time the physiological and demographic responses of a guild of congeneric grazing limpets (marine snails), the productivity of their benthic microalgal food, and the resulting interaction strengths between the two taxa.
One system that has not been directly studied is the relationship between intertidal limpets of the species Lottia pelta (Rathke, 1833) found in the rocky intertidal zone and epizoic green algal growth, in particular growth of Acrosiphonia spp (J.
Pictures of anenomes, limpets, barnacles, seaweeds, shells and sand formations all combine to bring the reader closer to nature.
Surrounding each rocky reef, scuba divers collected 15 adult limpets (when available) in July and November 2006 and March 2007 early in the morning.
California Tidepools Learn about the secret lives of tidepool critters like giant green anemones, owl limpets, and isopods, plus how to spot them.