Unformatted text preview: 4) On rocky intertidal habitats, name two abiotic forces that can affect individual survival and consequently the distribution of that species. (2 pts). Wave action – desiccation – temperature - salinity 5) Temperature can vary along a vertical gradient along the intertidal; but can species perceive such variation at smaller scales, say just on a rock? (YES / NO) (1pt). YES 6) What is usually the first thing that happens when a patch is exposed on a rock after a disturbance event? (1pt). New propagules arrive. 7) Estuaries are influenced by which two main forces? (2pts) Tides and salinity 7) How do individuals (either larvae, juvenile or adult stages) enter or exit an estuary? (2pts) With the tides....
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2010 for the course MNS 320 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08