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  • Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, Volume 80, Issue 6
  • December 2000, pp. 1127-1128

Life history and environmental inference through retrospective morphometric analysis of bryozoans: a preliminary study

  • Aaron O'Dea (a1) and Beth Okamura (a2)
  • Published online: 01 April 2001

A preliminary comparative analysis of colony growth and zooid size in the perennial bryozoan Flustra foliacea (Bryozoa: Cheilostomatida) reveals reduced colony growth in the Bay of Fundy relative to growth in the Menai Straits and the Skagerrak, while seasonal fluctuations in zooid size are in synchrony with temperature regimes. Such retrospective morphometric analyses may allow inferences of primary productivity and thermal regimes and provide insights into the life histories of both Recent and fossil bryozoans.

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Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • ISSN: 0025-3154
  • EISSN: 1469-7769
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