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Epibionts on the Carapaces of Sick and Injured Sea Turtles in Southwest Florida during a Time of Frequent Red Tide

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003857/00001

Material Information

Title: Epibionts on the Carapaces of Sick and Injured Sea Turtles in Southwest Florida during a Time of Frequent Red Tide
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Thompson, Molly
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Epibionts
Sea Turtles
Fouling Organisms
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The carapaces of 10 sick and/or injured sea turtles from southwest Florida were sampled for epibiotic organisms from September 2005 to September 2006, a period during which red tide, due to Karenia brevis, was frequent. Digital photographs were taken of the carapaces, and physical samples were taken of the epibionts. Ninety percent of the sampled turtles were juveniles or subadults. Although there was no significant difference between the epibionts on the turtles that were affected by red tide and those that were not, the data suggests a difference between the epibiont populations of adult and subadult sea turtles. The most common epibiotic organisms were Chelonibia sp. (turtle barnacles), Balanus sp. (acorn barnacles), Caprella sp. (skeleton shrimp), Bugula sp. (bushy bryozoan), and Spirorbis sp. Five epibiotic organisms were found that had not previously been published as epibionts on sea turtles: Ophiactis savignyi, Spirorbis spirorbis, Spirorbis tridentatus, Petrolisthes sp., and Crepidula aculeata.
Statement of Responsibility: by Molly Thompson
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Gilchrist, Sandra

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 T4
System ID: NCFE003857:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003857/00001

Material Information

Title: Epibionts on the Carapaces of Sick and Injured Sea Turtles in Southwest Florida during a Time of Frequent Red Tide
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Thompson, Molly
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Epibionts
Sea Turtles
Fouling Organisms
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The carapaces of 10 sick and/or injured sea turtles from southwest Florida were sampled for epibiotic organisms from September 2005 to September 2006, a period during which red tide, due to Karenia brevis, was frequent. Digital photographs were taken of the carapaces, and physical samples were taken of the epibionts. Ninety percent of the sampled turtles were juveniles or subadults. Although there was no significant difference between the epibionts on the turtles that were affected by red tide and those that were not, the data suggests a difference between the epibiont populations of adult and subadult sea turtles. The most common epibiotic organisms were Chelonibia sp. (turtle barnacles), Balanus sp. (acorn barnacles), Caprella sp. (skeleton shrimp), Bugula sp. (bushy bryozoan), and Spirorbis sp. Five epibiotic organisms were found that had not previously been published as epibionts on sea turtles: Ophiactis savignyi, Spirorbis spirorbis, Spirorbis tridentatus, Petrolisthes sp., and Crepidula aculeata.
Statement of Responsibility: by Molly Thompson
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Gilchrist, Sandra

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 T4
System ID: NCFE003857:00001

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