3-6 Freeze Tolerance in the Intertidal Gastropod

3-6 Freeze Tolerance in the Intertidal Gastropod - Seasonal...

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Seasonal Adaptations of the Mid-intertidal Gastropod Nucella lima from Southeastern Alaska to Freezing during Aerial Exposure Authors William B. Stickle Jr. -Louisiana State University Mandy Lindeberg and Stanley D. Rice - Auke Bay Laboratories NMFS Study Site
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California Washington Oregon Juneau 34 0 N latitude 58 0 N latitude ~18,000 mi ~28,000 Km Alaska Canada
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West Coast Rocky Intertidal Zone is exposed to Seasonal and Tidal Variation in Seawater and Air Temperature during Emersion Continental US – 50 locales - air and water temperatures sampled every 10 minutes for 5 years (Helmuth et al. 2006) Water temperature exhibits minimal seasonal variability
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Continental U.S.- Helmuth et al. 2006
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Inside Passage Freezing Events – Multiple Months –Helmuth et al. 2006 Collins Cove, San Juan Island, WA Cattle Point, San Juan Island, WA Spring low tides occur during the day in the summer and at night in the winter Bridget Cove along Lynn Canal North of Juneau
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