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An external tagging technique for the long-spined sea urchin Diadema aff. antillarum
Clemente, S.; Hernández, J.C.; Brito, A. (2007). An external tagging technique for the long-spined sea urchin Diadema aff. antillarum. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 87(3): 777-779. dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315407053349
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Plymouth. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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  • Clemente, S.
  • Hernández, J.C.
  • Brito, A.

Abstract
    An in situ tagging technique for the long-spined sea urchin Diadema aff. antillarum, suitable for carrying out short and medium term ecological studies is described. It is a simple method in which external nylon tags are anchored in holes drilled through the urchin test. The technique was tested in the field and found to be effective for individuals of more than 20 mm test diameter in terms of survival and tag retention rates.

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