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Article: Foraging behaviour of Patella vulgata L. in an Irish sea-lough

TitleForaging behaviour of Patella vulgata L. in an Irish sea-lough
Authors
KeywordsForaging
Limpet
Patella Vulgata
Rhythm
Issue Date1988
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jembe
Citation
Journal Of Experimental Marine Biology And Ecology, 1988, v. 120 n. 1, p. 1-21 How to Cite?
AbstractThe foraging movements of limpets Patella vulgata L. were studied on a vertical rock face at Lough Hyne, County Cork, Ireland. Rhythms on two adjacent grids were similar, but showed some differences in timing. Distance moved and speed of movement were related to limpet size. Feeding excursions were more regular and prolonged on spring tides than on neaps. Limpets high on the shore were active ony at night, at low water, when they moved vertically up the rock face. They fed in habitats unlike those surrounding their homes, mainly on rock that was either bare, or covered by lichens. Limpets near mid-tide level did not move preferentially in any one direction, and they appeared to show no choice of feeding area. Limpets low on the shore were active near the times of low water both at night and during the day. They tended to move horizontally and, at least on some occasions, they chose areas of low barnacle density in which to feed. The feeding patterns seen at different tidal heights are discussed in relation to growth rates. © 1988.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178464
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dc.contributor.authorLittle, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, GAen_US
dc.contributor.authorMorritt, Den_US
dc.contributor.authorPerrins, JMen_US
dc.contributor.authorStirling, Pen_US
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dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Experimental Marine Biology And Ecology, 1988, v. 120 n. 1, p. 1-21en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe foraging movements of limpets Patella vulgata L. were studied on a vertical rock face at Lough Hyne, County Cork, Ireland. Rhythms on two adjacent grids were similar, but showed some differences in timing. Distance moved and speed of movement were related to limpet size. Feeding excursions were more regular and prolonged on spring tides than on neaps. Limpets high on the shore were active ony at night, at low water, when they moved vertically up the rock face. They fed in habitats unlike those surrounding their homes, mainly on rock that was either bare, or covered by lichens. Limpets near mid-tide level did not move preferentially in any one direction, and they appeared to show no choice of feeding area. Limpets low on the shore were active near the times of low water both at night and during the day. They tended to move horizontally and, at least on some occasions, they chose areas of low barnacle density in which to feed. The feeding patterns seen at different tidal heights are discussed in relation to growth rates. © 1988.en_US
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dc.subjectForagingen_US
dc.subjectLimpeten_US
dc.subjectPatella Vulgataen_US
dc.subjectRhythmen_US
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