Accession Number : AD0747518

Title :   The Ecology and Distribution of Rock-Boring Pelecypods off Del Monte Beach, Monterey, California.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Booth,Gregory Seeley

Report Date : JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : Divers using SCUBA gear gathered and identified rock-boring pelecypods found in the subtidal outcrops of Monterey silicious shale off Del Monte Beach, Monterey, California. Underwater photographs were taken of all the recognizable species present. A species distribution and mapping survey was made along two transects, one of which would be subjected to radical ecological change after isolation from the open sea by a proposed breakwater project. Most species found are common to both transects. Their distribution is variable and depends to a great extent on the character of the substrate, which varies from soft, carbonate-rich mudstone to chert. However, within this framework of distribution dependent on substrate, there are inconsistencies which remain unresolved. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PELECYPODA, DISTRIBUTION), (*ECOLOGY, PELECYPODA), IDENTIFICATION, UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY, SUBSTRATES, SCUBA DIVERS, SHALE, NAVAL RESEARCH, HARBORS, BREAKWATERS, CALIFORNIA

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE